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Changing Lacrosse Landscape in Atlanta From
Copperhead Lacrosse

May 25, 2018

Atlanta, GA – Long standing lacrosse company Copperhead Lacrosse announces a change in ownership to a group led by national lacrosse coaching resource Mike Muetzel.

“We want to thank Copperheads, Tom DeBole and Leigh Schlumper for the strong organization they have built over 12 years, and we are excited to continue to grow the game of lacrosse in the Southern Crescent of Atlanta and into other key emerging areas,” from new President Mike Muetzel.

Muetzel a former US Lacrosse Coach of the Year, GA (McIntosh HS,2007) and Southeast Lacrosse Conference DI Coach of the Year (Auburn, 2013) will head the new ownership team. In 2007, Muetzel coached the Copperhead Dick’s U17 National Championship Team, exclusively with lacrosse players from Georgia. In addition in 2007 Muetzel introduced www.laxcoachmike.com the largest exclusive resource for lacrosse coaches with over 7,000 Member Lacrosse Coaches, authored five eBooks on Coaching Lacrosse, and conducted numerous coaching clinics across the country. For the last 17 years Muetzel has also has been a nationally recognized Corporate Generational Leadership consultant, author and speaker working with companies including AT&T, the FAA, GWU, Motorola, Hilton, Georgia Department of Labor and many others.

Also joining new ownership is David (Coach Carter) Smith. Growing up in Maryland, Referred to as Coach Carter, Smith went on to captain of The University of Tennessee Lacrosse team, where he led the SELC in scoring. Coach Carter also founded and operated and played for the Chicago based Northside Tribe Lacrosse Club. After ten years of post-collegiate play, in 2011 Carter transitioned to coaching with Copperhead Lacrosse. Coach Carter was named Head Coach of The Whitefield Academy MS Lacrosse team in 2014, and joined the coaching staff of The Nike Lacrosse Camp at Clemson University in 2015.
About Copperhead Lacrosse

Michael Neill founded Copperhead Lacrosse with a single travel team in 2004. Partners, Tom DeBole and Leigh Schlumper purchased the Copperheads in 2005 and worked to dynamically grow the company. The program has over 25 Tournament Championships from Baltimore to Denver including the 2009 Dick’s Tournament Championship team, coached by Muetzel. Since it’s inception Copperhead Lacrosse has grow to over 700 in three recreational lacrosse leagues.

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