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Our Coaches

Our YLS Coaching Staff has been promoting lacrosse growth for all ages and skill abilities in Wake County and surrounding counties since 1998!
In addition to the Youth Lacrosse System Programs, we are proud to serve our community through various charitable affiliations including: Grip N' Rip Lax-Golf, Meg's Team, Light the Night: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Stick It to Cancer, Holly Springs Food Cupboard, NRH Food Drive, Battle For Our Heroes, the Ronald McDonald House, and Laps for Holly Grove ES

Coach Greenberg

Doug Greenberg

Director of Coaching - Box & Field Lax

Email: Doug@YLSlacrosse.com


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Indiana University, Captain, Team MVP, Big Ten All-Conference Defensemen
Franklin Regional High School, Captain, MVP

NC HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
2006-present Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Holly Springs H.S.
1998-2006 Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Southeast Raleigh H.S.

LACROSSE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:
2005 Co-Founder, Holly Springs Lacrosse Club
2005 Co-Founder, Youth Lacrosse System, L.L.C.

LEADERSHIP & OTHER COACHING ROLES
Director, Youth Lacrosse System, L.L.C. (YLS)
Director, Holly Springs Lacrosse Club
Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Holly Springs H.S.
Head Coach, NC Thunderhawks

HIGH SCHOOL COACHING AWARDS:
2016 Conference Coach of the Year
2008 Conference Coach of the Year
2005 North Carolina H.S. Lacrosse Coach of the Year
Coach Holota

Nick Holota

Director of Coaching - Box & Field Lax

Email: Nick@YLSlacrosse.com


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
North Carolina State Lacrosse, SELC All-Conference Attack NCSU 2006
All-State Attack Livingston High School 2002

NC HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
2016-present, Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Middle Creek H.S.
2007-2015, Head Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Holly Springs H.S.
2006 Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Southeast Raleigh H.S.
2001-2005 Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Southeast Raleigh H.S.

LACROSSE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:
2005 Co-Founder, Youth Lacrosse System, L.L.C.

LEADERSHIP & OTHER COACHING ROLES
Director, Youth Lacrosse System, L.L.C. (YLS)
Head Coach, NC Thunderhawks
 
HIGH SCHOOL COACHING AWARDS:
2017 NCHSAA 4A State Championship (22-0)
2010 North Carolina H.S. Man of the Year
2008 North Carolina H.S. Assistant Lacrosse Coach of the Year
Coach Weber

Rick Weber

Director of Game Day Operations

LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
University of Toledo Lacrosse - Midi/Attack

NC HIGH SCHOOL COACHING EXPERIENCE:
2007-2011, Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Holly Springs H.S.
2006 Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Athens Dr. H.S.
2002-2005 Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Athens Dr. H.S.

LACROSSE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:
Holly Springs Lacrosse Club

LEADERSHIP & OTHER COACHING ROLES:
NC Thunderhawks
Holly Ridge Hornets Lacrosse, Head Coach
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps

Ron Cohn


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Sachem High School, Long Island, NY
SUNY Farmingdale College, Long Island, NY
UNC Charlotte Lacrosse Club, Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Lacrosse Club, Charlotte, NC
Asheville Lacrosse Club, Asheville, NC
 
LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
YLS Jr. Hawks
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
Thunderdome Box Lax League



Matt Bracciante

LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Butler University, 1993-1997 Attackman
Baldwinsville High, Syracuse, NY, 1992 NYSHS Runner-up

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Providence H.S., Assistant Coach, Charlotte, NC
Holly Trinity Middle School, Charlotte, NC

NC LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Red Hawks
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
Thunderdome Box Lax League


Steve Gunn


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
East Carolina University, Attack \ Midfield
Southeast Guilford High School, Attack \ Midfielder

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Northern Guilford High School, Head Coach
Southeast Guilford High School, Assistant Head Coach
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
C2G Lacrosse Camps
Thunderdome Box Lax League

LACROSSE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT and OTHER ROLES:
YLS Thunderhawks Select
West Lake Wildcats Lacrosse, Head Coach
Southeast Guilford Middle School, Head Coach
Old North State Lacrosse Club
Mountain Island Lacrosse Club

COACHING AWARDS:
2x Confefence Coach of the Year

Garrett Schwartz


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Bucknell University, Midfielder
STX Outlaws
Staples High School, Westport CT

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Holly Springs High School, Assistant Coach
North Mecklenburg High School, Assistant Coach
919 Elite LC

OTHER ROLES:
Co-Founder Charlotte Youth Lacrosse Association
Babson College, Offensive Coordinator
Lufkin Road Middle School Coach
President, Charlotte Lacrosse Club

Steve Schwanke


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Virginia Military Institute (VMI) - Midi/Attack
Played in the ALL (Boston)

LACROSSE COACHING:
NC Thunderhawks
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
Thunderdome Box Lax League
 

Taylor Ferguson


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
North Carolina State University
Holly Springs H.S., Captain 2013
All Conference, All Region Midi

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Holly Springs High School, Assistant Coach
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps

 

Tom Ferrell


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Catawba College - Defense/LSM

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Catawba College
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
NFHSAA and NCAA Certified Lacrosse Official


Jake Hargrove


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Athens Dr. H.S., Captain, All-Conference Midi
Hampden-Sydney College

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
 

CORY McGANN


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
St. Joseph's H.S., IN - All-American Goalie
College of Wooster - All Conference Goalie

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Penn H.S., IN - Assistant Coach
Holly Springs H.S. - Assistant Coach
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
 
 

Will Forrestal

LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Guilford College
Holly Springs H.S., Captain 2014, Team MVP
All Conference Attackman

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
NFHS Certified Official
Coach Brauner

Kevin Brauner


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Ball State University Lacrosse - Defensemen

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks, Head Coach
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
   

Ronell Conyers

LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
East Carolina, Midi
Southeast Raleigh H.S.

NC HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Milbrook H.S., Head V Coach

NC LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps

LEADERSHIP & OTHER COACHING ROLES:
Head Athletic Trainer/Sports Medicine

Jack Shelton


COLLEGE & POSITION: 
University of Tampa
Cardinal Gibbons H.S., Class of 2016 

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
NFHS Certified Official

LAX AWARDS AND HONORS: 
High School: Southern States Elite All-Star 2013 
NCHSAA 3x State Champion
 

Peyton Smith


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Marist College - FOGO/Midi
Athens Dr. H.S. - Captain, All-Conference Midi

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps

Steve Cardillo


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
UMass Club Lacrosse, Defenseman
Raleigh Lacrosse Club
Montville High School, NJ

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
 

Brad Stevens


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
High School:
St. Mary’s HS (Annapolis, MD) 1987-1991, Defense & Long-Pole Midfield
All-Anne Arundel County / MSA A Conference Finalist - 1991

College:
United States Naval Academy Prep School (Newport, RI) 1992, Defense, Team Captain
United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), Three-year letterman - 1994-96
Two Navy Stars (Beat Army) - 1994 & 1995, NCAA Division I Tournament - 1993 & 1994
Awarded USNA 'Waller Award’ - 1996
Post-Collegiate:
Virginia Beach Sharks (American Lacrosse League) - 2000-06

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Catholic HS (Virginia Beach, VA) - 2000-03, Varsity Assistant Head Coach & Defense Coordinator
VHSL Private Division II State Champions - 2001
South Beach Lacrosse U-9 (Virginia Beach, VA) - 2014-15
V3 Lacrosse U9, U10 (Virginia Beach, VA) - 2015-16
YLS Black Hawks


Zach Willow


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Lenoir Rhyne, Division 2, FOGO/Midi
Holly Springs H.S., FOGO/Midi, Captain, Class of 2012

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Camps and Leagues

LAX AWARDS AND HONORS: 
High School: All Conference 
College: Top 10 Face Off Win % (D2) 

Nick Flohr


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Washington State University Club Lacrosse, Attack\Midfield

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Middle Creek High School, Assistant Coach
Red Creek Head Coach
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
Holly Springs High School, JV Coach

OTHER ROLES:
NFHS Certified Lacrosse Official

Adam Kraciuk


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Orange H.S. - Defensemen
Western Carolina University

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Southeast Guilford H.S. (Coach)
Millbrook H.S. (Coach)

919 Elite LC

BRETT JOHNSON


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Holly Springs H.S., Defensemen, Class of 2012
 
LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
Coach Southwick

Graham Southwick


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Randolph College, Attack/Midfield 
Middle Creek H.S., Class of 2013
All Conference Attack

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps

LAX AWARDS AND HONORS: 
High School: All Conference 
Played for the first YLS middle school teams in 2005 

Jack Doetzer


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Hampden-Sydney, Midfield
Middle Creek High School, All Conference Midfield

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps


EJ Lilie


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
University of Alabama, Goalie
Holly Springs High School, Attack \ Goalie

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Eite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps

Jackson Bingham


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Methodist University, Goalie
Holly Springs H.S., Goalie, Captain, Class of 2015
 
NC LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps

Kevin Parker


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Cardinal Gibbons H.S., Goalie

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps

Sean Mayefskie


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Methodist University, Captain
Holly Springs H.S., Midi, Captain, Class of 2013
 
LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps

Andrew Ruskey


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Methodist University - Midi
Holly Springs H.S., Captain 2013, All Conference Midi

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps

LAX AWARDS AND HONORS: 
High School: Captain, All Conference, Brine National
Classic NC Team 
College: Scholar-Athlete Award 

Scott Johnson


LACROSSE PLAYING CAREER:
Holly Springs H.S., Attack, Captain, Class of 2015

LACROSSE COACHING EXPERIENCE:
NC Thunderhawks
919 Elite LC
YLS Leagues & Camps
C2G Lacrosse Camps
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