Lassiter lacrosse coach hired away by Piedmont College

Piedmont College looked to Georgia’s high school ranks to find a lacrosse coach.

Peter Manderano will oversee Piedmont College's new lacrosse program (Piedmont Sports Information)

Peter Manderano will oversee Piedmont College's new lacrosse program (Piedmont Sports Information)

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.

5 comments Add your comment


May 21st, 2010
4:28 pm

Lassiter High School is more prestigious than Piedmont College.


May 21st, 2010
4:32 pm

More lacrosse!! Spread the love!

Delbert D.

May 21st, 2010
5:00 pm

I think it’s the uncertainty among all HS coaches. Allatoona is losing all of theirs.

Budget Cut Item

May 21st, 2010
6:02 pm

lay-off teachers but have lacrosse as a high school sport…..give me a break. nowhere but the preppie schools. talk about an area that can be eliminated to save money.

Milton Roar's

May 24th, 2010
10:41 am

Budget Cut, what do you want us to do, eliminate all sports? For your interest, Lacrosse is the fastest growing boys/girls sport in Georgia.