Boys Head Coaches
Cardinals Boys K-2 Coach
Larry's experience playing lacrosse combined with his natural love for the game, positive enthusiasm, deep belief in teamwork, mentoring and teaching children best describe his coaching style. He was greatly influenced by his father and several outstanding coaches along the way who improved his lacrosse game and continue to influence his coaching and leadership style.
Larry played youth lacrosse for several teams including Loch Raven and LTRC and attended camps at Johns Hopkins and Towson University . He attended Calvert Hall College Prep where he played his 1st year as a team captain.
Larry Fritsche moved to Chatham County 16 years ago after living in Raleigh, NC.
Cardinals Boys 3-4 Coach
Growing up in New Jersey, Coach Konowitz was 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. 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.
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 Cardinals organization is focused on player development.
Cardinals Boys 5-6 Coach
Eric Ditter grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania and played football and lacrosse for Henderson High School. As a defensive specialist on the crease, Eric followed his lacrosse passion to play for Army at the United States Military Academy (West Point) and at Virginia Tech. Eric believes it is an honor to coach youth in any sport; however, it is a true pleasure to be able to watch as kids excel with the lacrosse stick. The Ditter family has three kids and two will be Chatham Cardinals in 2018. Go Cardinals!
Cardinals Boys MS Coach
Rob grew up outside Baltimore, Md - the proverbial center of the lacrosse universe. He played all throughout middle school and high school. Years later when his son Sam took up the game, he rediscovered his love of the game and had to relearn the game since it had changed so much. He has coached his son at various levels over the last several years and is looking forward to coaching this years Cardinals Middle School team.
Director of Coaching/ Northwood HS 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
3-4 Assistant 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.