Coaches

‭(801) 318-5951‬

ryanwalton22@gmail.com

Ryan "Dubbs" Walton, Head Coach

Ryan is entering his 5th season with the Rocky Mountain Rippers. Coach Dubs has worked in the Utah Lacrosse community since 2011, teaming up with High School and Collegiate programs, as well as various club programs. The landscape for young athletes has shifted tremendously, and he believes that success is not predicated by wins and losses, but rather how we identify as athletes both on and off the field. His passion is in coaching youth and helping to create a baseline for leveraging lacrosse as a means to greater success.
Before moving to Utah, Dubs coached in his home state of Maryland, after playing his NCAA lacrosse in Philadelphia, PA.

‭(801) 703-3801‬

Casey Rose, Assistant Coach

Casey is joining the Rocky Mtn Rippers as the assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the 2019 season. Casey recently finished his senior year at Rutgers University, where he was named team captain and Big Ten All-Academic team.
This past season, Casey, started at midfield in all 15 games ... scored 11 goals and had one assist and 11 ground balls ... scored a goal and had an assist and ground ball in win over Lafayette (Feb.2) ... scored game-winning goal in 19-15 comeback win at St. John's (Feb. 9) ... scored a goal against No. 19 Army (Feb. 16) .. scored a goal in win at Fairfield (March 2) ... scored a goal and picked up a ground ball in 9-8 win over rival Princeton (March 9) ... posted two goals, collected three ground balls and caused a turnover at No. 13 Syracuse (March 16) ... scooped three ground balls in win over Hofstra (March 23) ... scored a goal in 14-6 win at No. 4 Ohio State (March 31) ... scored two goals against No. 3 Maryland (April 14) ... collected one ground ball in 11-9 win against Michigan (April 20) ...scored a goal at No. 1 Penn State (April 27)
Prior to Rutgers: Earned first-team All-State and All-Conference honors during senior season at Corner Canyon after two varsity seasons at Juan Diego Catholic HS ... scored 55 goals and added 11 assists during senior season ... helped Juan Diego Catholic HS to two state championships during sophomore and junior campaigns ... also an academic All-State selection in golf and swimming ... holds two high school swim records at Juan Diego Catholic ... a national competitive free skier, earning fourth overall at the North American Free Skiing tour in 2014 ... parents are Garret and Susie Rose ... has one brother, Riley, who played goalie for the University of Colorado club lacrosse team.

Bubba Fairman, Guest Coach

As a freshman (2018): Started all 18 games at midfield, totaling 35 points on 26 goals and nine assists ... totaled 10 points in three NCAA Tournament games ... 26 goals are t-9th most in program history for a freshman ... started at midfield and tallied a hat trick in collegiate debut against Navy (2/10) ... scored a goal at High Point (2/17) ... had two goals and an assist vs. #17 Penn (2/21) ... scored a pair of goals vs. #1 Albany (3/10) ... notched a goal and an assist at #5 Villanova (3/17) ... had an assist vs. #19 UNC (3/24) ... scored a hat trick, including two man-up goals, at #17 Michigan (3/31) ... posted a hat trick against #7 Rutgers (4/15) ... had an assist at #7 Johns Hopkins (4/28) ... tallied a hat trick in Big Tem semis vs. #11 Rutgers (5/3) ... had four points, including three goals, in NCAA Tournament debut against Robert Morris (5/13) ... posted a career-high five points on three goals and two assists in NCAA Quarters vs. Cornell (5/20) ... had a goal in NCAA Semis vs. Duke (5/26).
Before Maryland: The No. 2 overall recruit in the class of 2017 according to Inside Lacrosse … a 2017 Under Armour All-Ameircan – the first in Utah state history … scored two goals at the Under Armour All-America game and went viral for his “RKO” goal celebration … spent a postgrad season at Deerfield Academy (Mass.) … helped lead Brighton to a pair of Utah State Championships in three seasons … spent junior year boarding at The Calverton School (Huntingtown, Md.) where he helped lead the program to an MILL Championship.
Personal: Name is Cole “Bubba” Fairman … parents are Jay and Melanie … received the nickname “Bubba” after weighing 13 pounds at birth … father, Jay, introduced him to the sport and started some of the first club lacrosse teams in Utah … has two older brothers, Elias and Luke, who he credits with making him tougher as a kid … rooted for Maryland lacrosse as a child growing up.