In 1990, Lou was born into ultimate behind the library on the Carleton College campus winning his first game ever, a 11-10 3rd Goodhue v. 2nd Goodhue grudge match. He played for the B Team his freshman year and then four years for CUT, reaching the semis at Nationals twice. Moving to Seattle, Lou played ten years for the Fish, winning a World's gold (97), bronze (02) a Nationals gold (04) and three silvers (96, 97, 05). As a coach, Lou led Syzygy for four years (97-00) winning gold (00) and two silvers (98, 99). Since moving to Oregon, he has coached Fugue 4 years and won a title in 2010.

Win the Fields

by October 22, 2014, 5:43am 0

With the pace of family life picking up, Lou pens his final column.

8 Questions for 8 Teams

by September 24, 2014, 5:50am 0

Lou travelled to Northwest Regionals with questions about the top teams. He returned with answers.

It Goes Beyond Football

by September 17, 2014, 4:18am 2611

Lou steps back to look at domestic violence in the NFL... and beyond. What if Ray Rice played ultimate?

Wrapping the Regular Season

by September 10, 2014, 5:25am 0

Lou talks bid allocation and ECC results.


by September 3, 2014, 6:00am 0

Lou offers a blueprint for using small groups to improve peer feedback on your team.

Healing the Bad Apple

by August 27, 2014, 6:00am 0

What do you do when your team has a bad apple? Lou has some suggestions for bringing them [back] into the fold.

Help: Part III

by August 13, 2014, 5:33am 0

Lou wraps up his series on help defense with a tutorial on how it can be used when guarding handlers.

Help: Part II

by August 6, 2014, 6:00am 0

Lou continues his help defense series with a look at how to play against vertical, horizontal, and side stacks.

Help: Part I

by July 30, 2014, 6:00am 1

Lou kicks off a crash course on successful help defense and how to play it.

The Rulebreaker

by July 23, 2014, 6:00am 0

Lou explains how Beau Kittredge and Jimmy Mickle's skill sets allow them to operate outside of their teams' offensive rules.