There are a lot of great lacrosse coaches in the Carolinas, and we certainly don’t claim to have them all. However, from top to bottom, in one organization, you would be hard pressed to find a more experienced, well-trained, knowledgeable, and skilled coaching staff then what we have at StickWithUs and Team Carolina. All of our coaches are passionate about the sport and teaching the game the right way. Team Carolina coaches are committed to helping every player grow and develop into skilled, smart athletes, and even better citizens. Since our inception in 2001, several Charlotte area high school (along with regional college) coaches have been instrumental in growing StickWithUs.org and Team Carolina Lacrosse into one of the most respected lacrosse programs in North Carolina and the country. Our staff can be best described as loyal, diligent coaches who are teachers first. We are very grateful to include:
Michael Desmond - Team Carolina Director, Head Coach Fort Mill High School, SC
Andrew Pons - Team Carolina Recruiting Coordinator, Head Coach Woodward Academy, GA
Tim Price - Team Carolina Director of Coaching, Head Coach Ardrey Kell High School, NC
Bobby Thompson - Team Carolina Youth Program Director, Head Coach Providence Day School, NC
Mike Murphy - Head Coach Mount Olive University, NC
Josh Schwartz - Assistant Coach Catawba College, NC
Tyler Hall - Assistant Coach Queens U of Charlotte, NC
Bo Turner - Head Coach Charlotte Catholic High School, NC
Mike Gambrill - Head Coach Catawba Ridge High School, SC
Ryan Herrmann - Head Coach Christ School, NC
Dan Couchenour - Former assistant at Myers Park High School, current middle school coach at StickWithUs.org
Kevin Gowin - Head Coach Providence High School, NC
James Brugger - Head Coach Lake Norman High School, NC
Adam Olmstead - Head Coach Hough High School, NC
Rob Coscia - Lake Norman High School Varsity Assistant, NC
Dan McMahon - Charlotte Country Day Middle School Head Coach, CCDS Assistant Athletic Director
John DeLucia Former assistant at Marvin Ridge High School; current assistant principal Parkwood High School; oversees all the StickWithUs Union County programs
Parker Thomas Head Coach Legion High School, SC
Art Hoffman - Assistant Varsity Coach Charlotte Country Day School, NC
Chris Lombardi - Assistant Varsity Coach at Ardrey Kell High School; Full time StickWithUs staff member and coach
Matt Gates - Head Middle School Coach at Providence Day School, NC
Alex Tindall Assistant Varsity Coach at Fort Mill High School; Full time StickWithUs staff member and coach.
Kevin Wahl - Former assistant coach at Queens University, Charlotte; Full time StickWithUs staff member and coach.
DJ Quill - Varsity Assistant Legion High School, SC
In addition to the above listed staff members, these coaches will also be on hand for training sessions:
Stuart Belizaire– speed & agility
Vito LaBruzzo - goalies
Tim Brady - goalies
Phil Song– attack; Charlotte Latin School Varsity assistant.
Jonah Moore – shooting & dodging; Marvin Ridge High School Varsity assistant.