Speaks joins the Green Terror staff in 2011, workingprimarily with the defense.
For more than five years, Speaks has been active indeveloping youth lacrosse in the Atlanta area. He worked severallacrosse programs and trained hundreds of lacrosse players inprivate and group settings.
He is also a coach for Thunder Lacrosse, a club teambased out of Marietta, Ga. Several of his players/students havebeen selected as High School All-Americans and have gone on to playfor college programs such as Ohio State, Denison, The University ofMassachusetts, Roanoke, Hampton-Sydney, Suwanee and The Universityof Alabama at Birmingham.
Speaks grew up in Fairfax, Va., and played forTom Tufts at Robinson Secondary, where he was a two-time captainand was named a high school All-American as a senior.
Speaks started his collegiate career under BillGorrow at Anne Arundel Community College, where he was part of aJunior College National Championship and was named a second-teamAll-American.
From there, he went to Towson, where he played underLacrosse Hall of Fame coach Tony Seaman as a three-year starter andas a captain his senior year.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in businessadministration from Towson in 2002 and is currently working on hismasters in exercise science at McDaniel.