Piedmont College looked to Georgia’s high school ranks to find a lacrosse coach.
Lassiter High’s Peter Manderano was hired to oversee the debut of Div. III lacrosse at the Demorest college. In the past five seasons at Lassiter, Manderano led the Trojans to one state championship (2006), along with a couple of state runner-up appearances.
“After an extensive national search with several fine candidates being interviewed for the position, Peter Manderano stood out as the right man to become the first lacrosse coach at Piedmont College,” said Piedmont athletics director John Dzik said in a statement.
“Peter’s outstanding lacrosse background and coaching ties in the sport throughout the state of Georgia make him the perfect candidate to lead our program as it embarks on a Division III lacrosse experience.”
Manderano was the first lacrosse coach at Riverwood in 2004, with the Raiders improving from 2-11 to 7-9 over two years. At Lassiter, he compiled an overall record of 77-23.