Coach Carmichael, a 1985 UA graduate begins his 25th season of coaching and his second year coaching the Golden Bears. Carmichael served as head coach for the Ohio-Michigan select team in 2000 and coached the South team in the Ohio All-Star game in 1998. He was awarded an OHSAA State Award for sportsmanship in 2001 and was an OCC division Coach of the Year in 2008. Coach Carmichael was a team mate of Coach Diehl and has coached two seasons with Coach Hendrickson at Hastings. Carmichael is married to his wife of twelve years, Linda and together they have a 5th grade daughter and pre-school son. He teaches Government in the Olentangy Local School District.
Andy Shaffer - Freshman Assistant Coach
Coach Shaffer begins his second year coaching the freshmen, joining his 1985 classmate Coach Carmichael. He is a 1985 graduate of Upper Arlington and was a three year letter winner. Coach Shaffer's experience includes a stint as an assistant coach at UA from 1990-1992, and coaching in the Hilliard district from 2008 - 2015 both the middle school and high school JV teams. Coach Shaffer graduated from Elon University in North Carolina, where he played on the club team and was a four time captain. He has two sons, Drew (Otterbein) and David at Hilliard Davidson. Coach Shaffer is the president of Shaffer Entertainment.
Joe Cameruca - Freshman Assistant Coach
Coach Cameruca, a 2013 graduate of Upper Arlington, begins his second year coaching the Golden Bears. Coach Cameruca coached the Freshman throughout the 2015 season. During his time at UA, he was a 3 year letter winner in lacrosse and the Golden Bears won 2 State Championships and 2 Midwest Championships. Coach Cameruca spends his summers at Teton Valley Ranch Camp in Dubois, Wyoming.
Thank you Lisa Drake for contributing many of the photos and artwork on the UA MLax Website.