Chris Deeks Scholarship Fund

The Empire State Cup was proud to have Coach Deeks running the Long Island region in its inaugural summer tournament.

Mr. Deeks was the East Regional Director for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic and Head Coach of the Long Island regional team since 2009. He was the head varsity lacrosse coach at Great Neck High School. Previously, Coach Deeks served as head lacrosse coach at Floral Park Memorial.

Coach Deeks exemplified the outstanding characteristics and human values that touched so many student athletes and fellow coaches. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

Chris Deeks’ lifelong motto was “leave a footprint.” He left his through sports. “He was a very generous, loving, giving, and kind person who touched many lives,” said his wife, Joann Deeks.

On his behalf the Cup has created a scholarship fund, which has supplied over $10,000 to athletes wishing to participate in the cup in just its first couple of years.

If you wish to donate to the fund please contact