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Coach Brandon Fortier  – Issaquah High School Head Coach, Founder & Program Director since 2002. Coach Fortier's Issaquah teams have reached at least the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs in each of their 14 seasons, compiling a record of 229 wins, 60 losses in that span.  His squads have reached the WHSBLA State Championship on six occasions while capturing three state titles.  During that time the Issaquah program helped produce 34 First Team All-State and/or All-KingCo players, 5 All-Americans and 2 Academic All-Americans. Coach Fortier is a local product having played in high school with the now defunct Eastside Lacrosse Club before moving on to play collegiately at NCAA, Division III, Whittier College. As a player he helped Whittier capture three WCLL championship and captained the team in his senior season. Coach Fortier began his head coaching career with the same Eastside Lacrosse Club in 2000 and 2001, reaching the WHSBLA Division I semi-finals in both years, before moving on to help establish the Issaquah program.

Off the field, Coach Fortier teaches Physical Education at Issaquah High School.  He lives in Issaquah with his wife, Brenda and his daughter, Blake.