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The Seahawks Lacrosse Club's professional, highly qualified, certified, and background screened coaching staff consists of many former NCAA Division I, II, III, and MCLA collegiate level lacrosse players.  Our Mentor Coaching is centered in the Athletiq Youth Development Model.  We promote fundamental lacrosse training, physical and behavioral literacy, character-building, and most of all FUN!  

The Seahawks Coaching Staff is dedicated to promoting the Long Term Athlete Development Model.  We are mentor coaches who are experts at the development of the beginner as well as the experienced lacrosse player.  Our common goal is to see your child love to play lacrosse and sports in general and thus, matriculate to the next level while embodying impeccable sportsmanship.


Jamie Carver

Founding Director, Head Coach 14U Boys, University of Maryland, Terrapins

Contact info:, (941)228-6272

  • Venice, Florida resident (Current)
  • Head Coach, Varsity Boys Lacrosse, Venice High School (2018-Current)
  • Head Coach, Varsity Boys Lacrosse, Saint Stephen's Episcopal School (2015-16)
  • Level 1 & 2 USA Lacrosse and PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) Certified Coach
  • Executive Vice President, Athletiq Youth Development Foundation (Current)
  • Board Member, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of US Lacrosse (2008-2018)
  • Vice President of Gulf Coast Region for North Florida Chapter of USA Lacrosse (Current)
  • President, Florida Gulf Coast Lacrosse League (Current)
  • Director of Lacrosse, Inspiration Academy (2013-14)
  • Coach, 3d Bluechip Camps (2012-2015)
  • Assistant Coach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, U15 National Championship Team (2013)
  • Tampa Bay Lacrosse Officials Association, Certified Lacrosse Official (2010-2016)
  • Head Coach Varsity Boys Lacrosse, Out-of-Door Academy (2012-2013)
  • Professional Indoor Lacrosse Tryout Invitation, Orlando Titans (2010)
  • Florida Men's Lacrosse League, Tampa Bay Thunder (2007-Current)
  • Head Coach Varsity Boys Lacrosse, Lakewood Ranch Lightning (2007-2009)
  • Head Coach Varsity Boys Lacrosse, Cardinal Gibbons School, Baltimore (2003-2006)
  • Baltimore City Lacrosse Coach of the Year (2006)
  • NCAA Division I Lacrosse Player, Maryland Terrapins, (1994)
  • NJCAA National Champion, CCBC Essex (1991), Team Captain (1992)
  • Team Captain, Calvert Hall College High School, Towson Maryland (1990)
  • Top 205 Select, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland (1989)
  • Loch Raven All-Stars (1989)
  • Team USA U18 (1989)

Patrick Egan

Director, Girl's Lacrosse, Head Coach

  • Wellen Park, Florida resident (Current)
  • The St. Luke's School, Varsity Goalie Coach, JV Asst. Coach, New Canaan CT. (2020-21)
  • Ambition Lacrosse, Head Coach, 2026 Team, New Canaan CT. (2019-2021)
  • Owner of Pat Egan Lacrosse - College recruitment consultant (2019-Current)
  • Youth Lacrosse Girls Travel Director, Girls Clinic Director, Ridgefield, CT (2020-2021)
  • Ridgefield High School Girls Lacrosse Booster Club President (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Patrick's daughters grew up playing lacrosse.  One of his daughters currently plays NCAA DIII Lacrosse for the  Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops


Vinnie Bellante

Co-Head Coach, 10U, Eastern Connecticut State University, Warriors

  • Varsity Lacrosse Cheshire High School, Cheshire, CT
  • Dean Junior College, Franklin MA and was an Academic All-American before transferring to 
  • NCAA DIII Lacrosse Player at Eastern Connecticut State University
  • 2 x Team Captain at ECSU
  • New England East-West All-Star Lacrosse Team
  • Ft. Lauderdale Flamingos
  • Fairfield County Athletic Club
  • Idaho Yeti
  • CroArt
  • Tampa Bay Thunder
  • Coach Vinnie lives in Sarasota with his wife Sloane, and two boys Rocco and River

Ryan Burns

Co-Head Coach, 12U-14U, Offensive Specialist, Ithaca College, Bombers

Contact info:

  • Varsity Assistant Coach, Riverview High School, Sarasota (2021-Current)
  • 4 years at Ithaca College, Bombers (2010-2014)
  • NCAA DII Tournament Apparence (2014) 
  • Conference Championship (2014)
  • Director, FineTune Lacrosse Club, Tennessee

Joe Feldman

Head Coach, 12U, Gettysburg College, Bullets 

Contact info:

  • Seahawks Coach (Current)
  • Youth Lacrosse Coach, Breakneck Bays (2012-2016)
  • 2 x NCAA DIII All-American, Gettysburg College (1996-1997)
  • NCAA DIII Play-off Semifinalist (1997)
  • Gettysburg College, Team Captain (1997)

Eric Fenton

Co-Coach, Boys

John Fleming

Assistant Coach, 12U & 14U

  • Seahawks Lacrosse Coach, All Levels (2013-Present)
  • Sundevil's Football Coach, All Levels (2007-Present)
  • 4-Year Head Coach Baltimore County Pop Warner Football
  • Head Coach National Pop Warner Playoffs Team (1986)
  • NCAA DII Football Starting Quarterback, Shepherd University (1986-1988)
  • NCAA DI Football Quarterback, University of Maryland (1984-1985)
  • 2 x All County and All-Metro (Baltimore/DC/Northern VA)
  • Mt. Hebron High School Lacrosse, Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Grew up playing youth Lacrosse in Howard County, Maryland

AJ Fus, Utica College

Co-Head Coach, 10U, Utica College, Pioneers

  • NCAA DIII Lacrosse Player, Utica College, NY

Keith Miller

Assistant Coach, 12U

Contact information: (239)229-0837

  • Coached boys club lacrosse for past 5 years
  • Men's Club Lacrosse Team, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Grew up playing lacrosse in Springfield VA, Northern VA/DC Metro
  • Varsity Lacrosse Robert E. Lee High School

Max Rockwell

Club Board Member, Co-Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator 14U Boys, Drew University

Contact information:, (941)323-6446

  • Co-Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Venice High School (2018-Present)
  • Level I and PCA Certified Coach - Boys 
  • Varsity Boys Co-Head Coach, Saint Stephens Episcopal School, 2015-2016
  • Guiness Lacrosse Club, 1993-2003
  • Shearson Bulls, 1991-1993
  • 4 Year Varsity Letterman, Drew University, NCAA DIII, Team Captain 1991
  • 3rd Team All MAC Conference, 1989
  • 1st Team All MAC Conference, 1990 and 1991
  • NCAA DIII North-South Collegiate All Star Game, 1991
  • 3 Year Varsity Letterman Loomis Chaffee Preparatory School, Windsor, CT, 1985-1987
  • New England Secondary School North-South All Star
  • Western New England All Conference

Bill Shatz

Director of Programming, Ithaca College

  • Florida Southern College (2016-2018, 2021-Present)
  • Offensive Coordinator, University of Tampa Spartans (2019-2021)
  • IMG Academy, Director of Lacrosse at IMG Academy
  • Head Coach, Freedom High School
  • Developed the nationally-renowned "DoubleCrosse" system of play. His system turned Freedom into one of the top programs in the state of Florida and produced several all-Americans
  • Founded the Tampa Bay Fire lacrosse club, where he trained developed more than 40 high school all-Americans
  • Co-founded the American Indoor Lacrosse Association
  • Held several positions with US Lacrosse and was part of the selector staff that evaluated and selected players to the US National U-19 team that won the 2012 world championships
  • 1980 graduate of Ithaca College, Shatz was a four-year starter for the Bombers and finished as one of the top scorers in school history
  • Holds a master's degree from Yale
  • Served in the US Navy from 1984-1996

Russ Skibicki

Head Coach, Boys 12U, University of Florida, Gators

  • South Tampa Sticks U14 Coach (2015-2020)
  • South Tampa Sticks Board Member (2018-2020)
  • Tampa Tarpons U12 and U14 Coach (2015, 2018, 2020)
  • University of Florida Mens MCLA Lacrosse Team (2007-2009)
  • Level 1 & 2 US Lacrosse Certified Coach
  • Tampa Fire Travel Team (2007)

Clayton Wight

Head Coach, Strength/Wellness, Bridgewater State University

  • Voted West Florida Lacrosse League, Lacrosse Coach of the Year 2009 
  • Voted Best Personal Trainer 2012
  • 1992 - 2010 ACE Certified Person Trainer
  • 1994 - Bridgewater State University - BS Phys Ed / Exercise Science
  • 1996 - Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
  • 2000 - 2016 - Bath & Racquet Athletic Club - Fitness Director
  • 2008 - 2015 Cardinal Mooney High School Head Lacrosse Coach
  • 2009 - Sarasota Seahawks Youth Lacrosse - Co-Founder
  • 2010 - CrossFit Level 1 Coach
  • 2010 - 2015 Assistant Coach Austrian National Lacrosse Team
  • 2010 - Defensive Coordinator FIL World Championship Tournament, Manchester England
  • 2011- CrossFit Mobility
  • 2011 - Coached Cardinal Mooney to District Championship
  • 2012 - Winner of Natural Choice Award for Personal Training 
  • 2014 - CrossFit Football (Sports Performance Training)
  • 2014 - Coached Cardinal Mooney to District Championship
  • 2015 - Coached Cardinal Mooney to District Championship
  • 2015 - Defensive Coordinator FIL World Championship Tournament, Denver Colorado
  • 2016 - Functional Movement Screen Certified

Dan Crane

Head Coach 12U, Elon College

  • Co-Head Coach, Venice High School, Venice, FL (2018-Present)
  • Player, Elon College, Elon, NC
  • CrosseFit Certified

Please contact Coach Jamie Carver for details about private lessons for boys or girls: 


"We tend to overlook the significance of (coaches) and the impact it can have on children, their emotional development, their ability to imagine, dream and hope."

Kobe Bryant, NBA Legend

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