Head Coach – Rochester 2021
Coach Mac has returned to FCA with the Girls 2025/26 team, and FCA is thrilled to have him back in the program! When MacMillan listened to coach Mike Kelly share a message about what FCA promoted about Jesus, he fell in love with the ministry: “In my 23 years of coaching I had never experienced what FCA was about, and it is something that has been needed for a long time, so I became very interested.” And, MacMillan’s son loved the team and his coach, Greg Scott, who has had a powerful impact on MacMillan and his son.
“I grew up in a non-religious family, and recently I’ve been trying to get closer to God. FCA has been something that has really helped with that. One of my son’s favorite things about FCA is the huddles. I enjoy hearing my son repeat what he learns in the huddles from Coach Scott when we drive home together.” MacMillan believes the message that FCA gives is key to its success: “We play for our Lord, and we play with our all, and we try to get all of our kids to be all in.” And, MacMillan also appreciates the paradigm shift that is emphasized in FCA: “The kids learn that it’s about more than just them – too much in our society is me-oriented. FCA gives the message that it’s about the guy on your right, the guy on your left and playing for Jesus Christ.”
MacMillan has been teaching and coaching lacrosse for over twenty-two years. After teaching at Brighton and the Norman Howard School he “came home” to Rush-Henrietta, his alma mater, where he enjoys teaching history and economics, and is also involved in their FCA huddle. From 2008-2017 he coached the Varsity girls team at Rush-Henrietta, and currently he coaches the Varsity Boys team.
In addition to his parents, the most influential people to MacMillan have been his three high school football coaches: “To this day all the lessons they taught me as I grew up playing football in Rush-Henrietta remain very important to me, and I am still in touch with each one of them. Those relationships are what inspired me to want to coach.”
MacMillan and his wife Stephanie, whom he met in high school 24 years ago, have two college-age daughters, Alexis and Elle, and a son Gunner. The family attends Rush United Methodist Church and enjoys life on their 5 acres with their goats, chickens and dogs. When their respective sports schedules allow, they love spending time together playing games and watching movies.