Boys Head Coaches
Head Coach - Eric Ditter
President of NCYL Board - Defensive Coordinator Northwood HS Boys Lacrosse
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. He continues to fuel that passion playing with the Chapel Hill Legion club team.
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. To that end, he has obtained up through Level 3 Coaching Certifications from US Lacrosse.
The Ditter family has three kids, two of which are now Chatham Cardinals.
Head Coach - Adam D. Serlo
Born in western Pennsylvania and raised in Tampa, FL, Adam played a variety of sports, excelling in track and football in high school and was part of the University of Michigan Men’s Track & Field team in college. During his youth, Adam had little exposure to lacrosse but when his oldest son voiced interest in the sport in Kindergarten, he registered him for the Spring season with the Chatham Cardinals and quickly learned the basics to help his son practice at home. Adam has had the privilege of helping to coach the K-2 Chatham Cardinals team over the last 2 years and along with his son has developed a tremendous love for the game. Adam is honored to have this opportunity to coach the K-2 team and looks forward to teaching the youngest members of the Cardinals family the fundamentals of the sport and how to compete with class. Maintains a Level I Coaching Certification from US Lacrosse.
Head Coach - Grant Abrams
Grant Abrams is a student at UNC Chapel Hill. He grew up in Charlotte, NC where he began playing lacrosse in middle school. During high school, he played for Providence Day and now plays on the UNC club lacrosse team.
Off the field, Grant is a business major, Habitat for Humanity volunteer, and pianist in the jazz band. He is pumped to start coaching with the Chatham Cardinals.
Head Coach - Arno Olivier
Arno Olivier grew up in Raleigh, NC where he played lacrosse at Middle Creek High School. Olivier went on to play 4 years at Lenoir-Rhyne University under Greg Paradine. After graduating in 2015, Olivier coached High School men’s lacrosse before advancing to the collegiate level in 2018. Olivier debuted my college coaching career at Brevard College as the Defensive Coordinator under Head Coach, Jim Fritz. During his time there, he produced 1 First team All-Conference LSM and 1 Second Team All-Conference Defenseman.
Coach Olivier on coaching at William Peace University, “It’s really good to be back in Raleigh and I cant wait to see what we do with the great program and student-athletes we have at William Peace.”
Girls Head Coaches
Northwood HS Boys Lacrosse 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, a desire to WIN and have FUN are part of the North Chatham Youth Lacrosse program.