January 5, 2023
Thunder Select Director and Coach Miguel Ortiz grew up playing lacrosse in NY where he fell in love with the game. Miguel went on to play lacrosse for the Auburn University club program where he developed an interest in coaching. Upon moving to Atlanta, Miguel coached club lacrosse for Surge. He was also Head Coach for the Mount Vernon Middle School team before taking on his current position as Head Coach of the Lovett Middle School program. Miguel has a strong interest in personal fitness, training and conditioning. He worked as a Personal Trainer for Life Time Fitness before launching his own personal training business called Conscious Athletics. Miguel’s exercise programs range from weight loss & nutritional workshops to sport specific training, and he absolutely loves what he does. Conscious Athletics has done very well thanks in part to the beautiful game of lacrosse. Coach Miguel believes that sharing his passion for health and fitness to help others enjoy healthier lives, as well as coaching young men to reach their potential as lacrosse players is the most gratifying thing he has ever done. Miguel also enjoys a great game of chess, cruising down the mountain on a snowboard, and most importantly, playing with his son. Miguel leads with tremendous positive energy and reinforcement. The game of lacrosse involves a great deal of discipline and physicality, which is fantastic because because both are needed to build great character. Thunder is excited to have Miguel on board as Thunder Select Director.