Director of Coaching & Cardinals 5-6 Head Coach
Randy Cox was born in Germany and grew up Long Island, NY. He was a high school All-American and member of the 1979 New York State Championship Lacrosse Team and inducted into the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
At the University of North Carolina, Randy was a three time All-American, ACC Player of The Year and Captain 1984. He was also a member of the 1981 and 1982 National Championship Teams. Randy was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame as one of the Top 50 ACC Players to ever Play the Game.
Randy went on to be a member of the TEAM USA 1986 World Championship team
FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME is Randy's primary reason for continuing to develop and coach young players today. Fundamentals, Sportsmanship, Leadership, Understanding and YES, and desire to WIN and Have FUN are a part of the North Chatham Youth Lacrosse Program
Larry Fritsche - Head Coach
Larry Fritsche’s combination of experience playing youth & high school lacrosse combined with his natural love for the game, positive enthusiasm, deep belief in teamwork, mentoring and teaching children combine to best describe his overall coaching style. He always loved playing the sport of lacrosse and was greatly influenced by his father and several outstanding coaches along the way who not only improved his lacrosse game but continue to influence his coaching and leadership style when teaching the sport to today’s youth. His daughter plays for Blast Lacrosse and son plays for North Chatham Youth Lacrosse. He also served as an assistant coach for us last year.
Larry grew up with a lacrosse stick in his hand, played recreational youth lacrosse as a career defenseman and attended wonderful camps as a child with programs such Johns Hopkins and Towson University where he was taught and coached by NCAA players and coaches. He played recreational youth lacrosse for several teams including Loch Raven and LTRC. He attended Calvert Hall College Prep for high school where he played his first year as a team captain on the school’s F/S Lacrosse team before shifting his athletic efforts to competitive swimming.
Larry Fritsche loves the town and people of Pittsboro and moved to Chatham County 16 years ago after living in Raleigh, NC. Professionally he is an IT Director and Lead Security Liaison at UNC Chapel Hill where he has served for the past twelve years. When he is not coaching he loves to spend time with his amazing kids, family and friends, the beach, live music, fishing, cooking, archery, hiking and almost any other outdoor activities & sports.
Brian Konowitz - Head Coach
Growing up in New Jersey, Coach Konowitz was always involved in sports - playing basketball, baseball and football continuing his basketball career into college at Cortland State. Following college he furthered his love of basketball, coaching at the High School and Junior College level all while teaching history at the Middle School grades. He began his lacrosse coaching while in the tail end of his time in NJ from 2012-14 coaching the U11 team in Hamilton Township, NJ. Upon moving to Chapel Hill he quickly became involved with the Cardinals.
Coach Konowitz has been able to apply the similar concepts of offense/defense of basketball to the lacrosse field while teaching discipline, basic fundamentals and teamwork. His love to coach the kids and watch their love of the sport grow demonstrates how the Cardinal organization is focused solely on player development, always striving to improve both individually and as a team.
The Konowitz family has been in Chapel Hill for two years with his son playing on Caridnals teams and his daughter playing for Blast Lacrosse.
Cardinals MS (Formerly Mustangs)
Chris Mann - Head Coach
Coach Mann grew up with lacrosse in Syracuse, New York. He played Football in college for The Delaware Blue Hens. He has been coaching locally in the Triangle for the past 10 years including youth, high school and travel lacrosse. In his high school coaching career at Carrboro and East Chapel Hill High School, he helped guide winning teams and has assisted in the development of four high school All-Americans and over 16 All-Conference players, including both offensive and defensive league MVPs.
Coach Mann has coached travel lacrosse for the past 8 years for Red Devil Select, FCA, and currently with The Carolina Hill Toppers.
Lastly, Coach Mann was one of the founders of North Chatham Youth Lacrosse and is creditted with getting it off the ground and building it to what it is today. He ran NCYL as the Program Director from inception until he began to transition out in 2016. Coach Mann will have lieftime status on the Board as a Director Emeritus.