TOP GUN COACHES

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Matt Kimsey

Co-Owner / High School Director

Coach Kimsey has 10+ years experience coaching at the high school and collegiate level - most recently as the head coach of at the University of Saint Mary where he coached for 5 years. In 2015 Coach Kimsey was awarded the GRLC Division II Coach of the Year. In 2017 he led the Spires into the NAIA National Tournament, and consistently had the Spires in the top 10 in the NAIA post-season polls during his time at USM. Coach Kimsey currently is the Director of Lacrosse for Just Play Sports Solutions, and works closely with many NCAA DI, II, III & NAIA coaches around the country. 

Dan Leff

Co-Founder & Recruiting Director

Coach Leff was a 2x All-Conference selection in the lacrosse hotbed that is Long Island. His love for lacrosse is deep-rooted in his family’s appreciation for the sport. Growing up on Long Island, Dan maintains relationships with many NCAA DI, DII and DIII lacrosse programs across the country. Today Dan is the Assistant Coach at Blue Valley Southwest HS (KS)

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Ken Petersen

2025 Head Coach

Coach Petersen is from Denver, Colorado where he was a starting varsity Defender throughout high school and selected starter for the Colorado All-Star Team.  After high school he attended Brigham Young University for Exercise Physiology and is currently an orthopedic Surgeon.  Ken has been coaching youth and high school for the past 10 years.  Currently, Ken is the Head Coach at Blue Valley Southwest and has been Coaching Top Gun for the past few years.  Ken is married to Carolynn, with children Makenna, Mason, Dylan, and Jaxon.

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David Colbert

2023 Head Coach

David Colbert has served as the Pembroke Hill varsity lacrosse head coach since 2009. David's teams have consistently been one of the top teams in the Kansas City metropolitan area, finishing in second place in the Lacrosse Association of Kansas City championship tournament three straight years, 2012-2014. In 2009, his team won the Missouri State Lacrosse Association championship and followed it up with a trip to the MSLA Final Four in 2010. David currently serves on the LAKC executive board as the rules committee chairman and on the Kansas City Youth Lacrosse Association competition committee.

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Peter Hefferon

2024 Assistant Coach

Peter grew up in Armonk, NY, and attended Iona Prep High School from where he graduated in 2014.  Coach Hefferon played attack for 4 years and went on to Marquette University where he played club all 4 years.  At Marquette, he started his junior and senior year and was the President and Captain of the club his senior year.  After graduation in 2018, he moved to Kansas City where he works at Barkley (advertising agency) as a Data Analyst.