Arundel lacrosse

Our Varsity Coaches

Our JV Coaches

James McGill - Head Coach

Chris Grava     Asst. Coach

Chris Grava played goalie at Hanover High in New Hampshire.  After graduation in 1994, Grava went on to The New England College where he started in net for two years before suffering a devastating  knee injury, sidelining him his junior and senior years.  He graduated in 1998 with a BA in political science.  Grava began his coaching career with AYLA in 2001 coaching in the midget and junior divisions.  In 2005 he found his way onto the Wildcat’s sidelines via his wife Ali (Arundel Varsity Field Hockey coach), and has called them home ever since.  He has since recovered from is college injury and finds his way back into the cage whenever and wherever he can.


Kevin Necessary - Head Coach

Coach Kevin Necessary is a 1996 graduate of Chesapeake High School where he was an All-County, All-Metro, and All-State football and lacrosse standout. In his senior year, he was selected as a high school All-American lacrosse player. Necessary continued his lacrosse career at the University of Maryland as a defenseman, where he played for legendary coaches Dick Edell and Dave Slafkowsky from 1997-2001. In his senior year of college he was selected as the “Most Improved Player” on the Terrapin mens lacrosse team, chosen as the University of Maryland’s Male Student Athlete of the Year, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Necessary began his teaching career at Woodside and Ferndale Elementary Schools in 2001, and moved to Arundel High School in 2003. At Arundel, Kevin is a Physical Education teacher, Assistant Athletic Director, Assistant varsity boys football coach (receivers and running backs coach), and head varsity boys lacrosse coach. He received his Masters Degree in Education and Athletic Administration from Goucher College in 2008. Necessary has coached several football and lacrosse players at Arundel that have continued their athletic careers in college.

Chad Roberts      Asst. Coach

Coach Chad Roberts is the 3rd generation in his family to coach in Anne Arundel County.  Both his grandfather and father were coaches at Severna Park High School and have been inducted into the SPHS Hall of Fame. His grandfather has also been inducted into the Maryland Football Coaches Hall of Fame.  In addition, the field at SPHS has been dedicated to him.

     Coach Roberts is a 1996 graduate of Severna Park High School where he was an All-County and All-State football standout.  Roberts was a 4 year starter on the varsity lacrosse team and a 3 year starter on the varsity football team.  Roberts continued his lacrosse career as a goalie at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT for the 1996-97 season.  He then transferred to the University of Maryland, where he played two years of club lacrosse, winning the NCLL National Championship during the 98-99 season.  Roberts graduated the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  Roberts began his teaching career at Marley Glen School in 2003, and moved to Old Mill Middle North School in 2006. Coach Roberts is a Physical Education teacher and Department Chair at OMMN.

Ross Fate     Asst. Coach

Ross graduated from South River High School in 1989 and attended Fairmont

State University in 1993, where he earned a B.S. in Business Mgmt/Marketing.

Coach Fate has been the commission for GORC lacrosse for the last three years,

as well as coaching teams for GORC for the past 8 years. He has coached all ages

at the youth level and brings a wealth of experience to the Rockfish organization.

Coach Fate won a County Championship in 2008 with the GORC Midget A team,

where they were also State runner ups. In 2009, the Junior A team also won the

County Championship and were State runner-ups. He has also coached the 2008

Youth North County All-Stars who played against the Stockport Metros from

England. He will also coach the 2010 team this summer when they play Stockport.

Coach Fate also has coached GORC football for 8 years. We are excited to have

his knowledge and experience as he joins Arundel Varsity lacrosse.

        Chuck Markiewicz     Asst. Coach