Coach Porter – Technical Director/Varsity High School Coach
Chuck Porter began his coaching career with girls’ lacrosse in the winter of 2015, shortly after relocating his family to Jenks, Oklahoma. He began his time at Jenks first as an assistant coach then moving into the head coach position. The Jenks high school team has continued to improve under his tutelage including winning the Heartland Lacrosse State Championship in 2021.
Growing up in New York and Ohio, Porter’s passion for lacrosse began at The Phelps School outside of Philadelphia. He continued playing at Hilliard High School in Ohio where he was named the MVP and Most Outstanding Midfielder. In the off-season, Porter played box lacrosse before entering college at Northern Arizona University where he played on the NAU club team.
Coach Porter has been with Red Dirt since the inception, alternating between high school and middle school teams to focus on building foundational skills.
“We will outwork our opponents by training harder, and playing a fast-paced style of lacrosse emphasizing teamwork and field awareness.” Porter states, “By staying true to our core values, we believe the wins will follow. It comes down to a simple approach: footwork and mastering the fundamentals.” Coach Porter returns to Red Dirt for a sixth year to coach the high school team.
Howard Grinsteinner – JV High School Coach
Coach Howard graduated from High School in Omaha Nebraska in 1988 lettering in football and was a 4 year starter in baseball. Baseball is where he excelled and garnered recruitment from Atlanta Braves to play professional baseball.
Coach Howard decided to play DII baseball at Augustan College in Sioux Falls SD where he held multiple offensive and defensive records. Graduating with degrees in Chemistry, Mathematics, and International Business he has been involved in coaching competitive softball for the past 10 years culminating in a National Championship held in Alabama.
Coach Howard brings his vast knowledge of team building, skill development, and love of playing the game at highest level to the program. He not only has a proven track record in developing players on the field, but also leading young athletes to be leaders in their lives. His mantra is “if you put in the work necessary, the results will come. Do the Work!”
Katherine Ketter – JV High School Assistant Coach
Coach Ketter graduated from Jenks High School in 2018 after playing lacrosse since lacrosse started at Jenks. She was also a member of the first ever Red Dirt HS team.
Coach Ketter then went on to play for Ottawa University while majoring in Education. She earned Second Team All-KCAC in her freshman year and has since been ranked 44th in the NAIA in assists per game.
Coach Ketter combines her extensive personal experience playing lacrosse with her love of teaching children to provide a fun and productive learning experience. Players will master the fundamental lacrosse skills of individual players as well as team concepts.