Humboldt Lacrosse Alumni Spotlight: Joshua Jorn

A long pole with Humboldt Lacrosse from 1996-1998, Josh was first introduced to the game by his freshman dorm buddy and Hog legend Will Yavorsky.

Originally a football player, Josh quickly caught on to the sport under the tutelage of Coach Jeff Bedwell and Will’s watchful eye, and started a love for the game that continues today. Unfortunately for the Hogs, Josh transferred to Fresno State where he finished out his college career, but he never forgot about his lacrosse brothers up in Humboldt County – and for that, we are grateful.

Currently the assistant superintendent of business services at Pacific Grove Unified School District, Josh is also an Instrument Flight Rules pilot who loves to surf, snowboard and spend time with his wife, Daniele, and their 4-year-old daughter, Kennedy.


Name: Joshua Jorn
Year Graduated: 2003
Major: Construction Management
Years Played at Humboldt: 1996-1998
Position: Defense
Hometown: Pacific Grove, CA
High School: Buchanan High School

What are you up to now?
I work as an administrator in business and facilities. I still love lacrosse and am planning to start coaching at a local high school next season.

How did you end up at Humboldt and joining the team?
I was a football player that was convinced to play by Coach Jeff Bedwell and my dorm buddy Will Yavorsky.

What’s your favorite lacrosse moment at Humboldt? On or off the field
Every single day on the field. Great experience beating Pepperdine at Chico Tournament.

What does lacrosse mean to you?
It’s the most favorite team sport I have ever played, and I was also a football player.

What would you tell someone if they were thinking about going to Humboldt?
It’s an amazing atmosphere with great people.

(Thanks to Doug Paige for the great team photo from the 1990s)