Born and raised in Ithaca, NY, Alex Ide grew up loving and playing competitive field and box lacrosse and attended camps at Cornell University as one of his most memorable summer activities. His roots in Upstate New York set him on a path to continue his passion for the sport by eventually starting a lacrosse program, from the ground up, at Centennial HS, in Boise, Idaho in 2000. Alex coached a group of 45 inexperienced high school boys to the state championship in the first year. Off the heels of this success he co-created and coached the first ever state of Idaho All Star Team and spent several summers traveling to Vail, CO for annual Vail Shootouts. Alex’s Idaho all star teams were recognized and awarded for their incredible sportsmanship.
Alex went on to help coach at Boise State University and the College of Idaho before ultimately returning to coach younger players in the Treasure Valley Youth Lacrosse League and to serve on the Idaho Lacrosse Association Board.
Alex knows how to successfully, and passionately, manage all aspects of lacrosse programs. From organizational logistics to policy and safety. Alex has been trained in Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) courses and uses individual, small group and whole team coaching strategies.
Most importantly, Alex has a trusted and proven track record of building strong relationships with players, coaches, and members of the lacrosse community. He prioritizes player development of physical conditioning, knowledge of game mechanics and theory, personal emotional wellness, and sportsmanship so players continually improve and learn to be their best on and off the field.
Last spring 2022, Alex was inducted into the Idaho Lacrosse Hall of Fame for his participation and service to growing the sport of lacrosse in Idaho.
Alex, his wife Britt (a fifth-generation Montanan), and two teens, Cora and Tobin, now call Bozeman their home. Alex has spent the past 20 years educating and serving as an administrator for both public and private schools. Currently he works as the Curriculum and Technology Integration Specialist for the Bozeman School District and is looking forward to future opportunities to serve the local lacrosse community.
Alex will be coaching the Bozeman Lacrosse D2 Boys in 2023.