Zak grew up in Western Massachusetts playing lacrosse. He captained the Amherst High School team and played collegiately at Guilford College in North Carolina before finishing his lacrosse career at the University of Oregon. Zak coached defense at the University of Oregon for one year before becoming the head coach at Marist High School in Eugene, Oregon. After he left Oregon, Zak coached the University of Iowa lacrosse club team and now coaches the 2021 ADVNC select lacrosse team locally.
Coaching Resource: David Houseworth
Player James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Midfield - 1979, 1980 Summer League - Montgomery County, MD Midfield - 1980 NCLA - Sacramento Old Boys / Streets of London Men’s Team Midfield - 1992 – 2004
Coach Fair Oaks Youth Program - Head Coach 2007 - NCJLA U13 Final Four - 4th place, Sacramento Valley Champion 2008 - NCJLA U13 5th place 2009 - NCJLA U15 Final Four - 3rd place 2010 - NCJLA U15 Final Four - 2nd place Sacramento Starz U19 High School All Star Travel Team - Asst Coach 2007 Sacramento Elite U19 High School All Star Travel Team – Asst Coach 2008 Sacramento Heat U19 High School All Star Travel Team – Head Coach 2009, 2010 Sacramento Heat U17 High School All Star Travel Team – Head Coach 2011 Sacramento Thunder U15 All Star Travel Team – Head Coach 2013 Bella Vista High School Boy’s Varsity – Head Coach 2014, 2015 CIF Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference Co Coach of the Year - 2014 Board Member Fair Oaks Youth Program Board Member – 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 NCJLA Board Member – 2012 - 2013