Jason Gildea

SMU Defensive CoordinatorChaos Lacrosse Director

Jason is the current Defensive Coordinator for the Southern Methodist University Men’s Lacrosse team and has a wealth of experience in both coaching and playing the game. He grew up playing for Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA and went on to play for Roanoke College, a nationally recognized NCAA Division III program that went to the National Championship during his freshman year (1992).

He played long stick midfield and close defense for the Maroons and was a pre/post-season All-American candidate both his junior and senior year and captain of the team as a senior (1995). Jason was also a four year NCAA soccer player, earning All-Conference his junior and senior year while captaining the team. After he graduated from Roanoke College, he went on to play for the Capital Lacrosse Club in Washington, D.C. for a number of years which eventually became the foundation for the MLL.

He had the great opportunity to play against Team Canada and Team USA while playing for the Capital Lacrosse Club. Recently, Jason and his wife, Desiree, founded the Frisco Lacrosse Association in Frisco, TX, where they have over 500 boys and girls participating in the non-profit youth organization. Jason is the Director of Chaos Lacrosse, a competitive travel lacrosse club in the Texas and Oklahoma region that competes on the national stage. He holds an MBA and works in the Dallas area as a marketing/sales executive for a global electronics manufacturer. Jason resides in Frisco, TX with his wife, Desiree, and three children.