HEAD COACH: MIKE FERBER
Coach Ferber enters his 2nd season with Lake Oswego, assuming the position of Junior Varsity Head Coach, after spending one year as a Defensive Assistant Coordinator. Coach Ferber comes to Lake Oswego after spending time as a Varsity Defensive Coordinator and Head Coach for Camas High School (WA). In his only season as a Varsity Head coach, he coached the Papermakers to an 11-7 record and a return to the Washington State Playoffs after a one-year hiatus. In 2017 his club also became one of only 6 teams in the state of Washington to score 200 goals.
Coach Ferber attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and played all four years as both a midfielder and defense-man. As a Senior Captain he helped lead his team to a 12-1 record and received the Linfield Award as one of the team’s top players.
He currently lives in Camas, WA. with his family of 5 and spends his days working as a High School Counselor with the North Clackamas School District.
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” -Muhammad Ali
ASSISANT COACH: CASEY BORDEN
Coach Borden enters his 2nd season with Lake Oswego, as a JV assistant coach.
Coach Borden graduated from Catalina Foothills High School (Tucson, AZ) in 2010 where he was a where won a state championship. He went on to graduate from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ with a degree in advertising. After college, Casey worked with Young Life in Tucson where for 3 years and was also an assistant coach for his old high school during the 2016-17 season. He moved to Oregon in the fall of 2017.
He currently lives in Lake Oswego with his wife Annie and is an Area Director for Lake Oswego Young Life.
“You can’t be afraid to play. Commit to play and you live with the results.” - Dabo Swinney
ASSISTANT COACH: NATE GRUEN
Coach Gruen (Jr.) started coaching the off-season North Shore team two years ago, where he helped develop team skills and build relationships on and off the field. This year, he joins the program full time as a JV assistant coach, while also taking on a utility role with the varsity staff.
Prior to coaching at Lake Oswego, he has had experience playing and coaching with various travel teams in California and Oregon. He hopes to bring the passion and knowledge that surrounded him as a player to the program as a coach.
Before moving to Oregon, Coach Gruen was an All-American, Player of the year, Offensive Conference MVP, and 1st team All-Conference as an Attackman at Granite Bay High School (NorCal). Coach Gruen then spent his final two years of High School as a Laker. Following a season ending injury in his Junior year, he earned 1st team All-Conference and 2nd team All-State honors as a senior. He went onto play for Dominican University (Ca) and then graduated from Oregon State university in 2018.
Coach Gruen is currently is working full time in Portland and actively looking to move out of his parents’ house.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you need a team.” -John Wooden