Sweetlax Savannah

Greater Savannah's Boys Program

Lacrosse is a gift and we want to share it. We love to teach it, we love to watch it, we love to play it and we love to be in a community that shares that love. We teach the game the way it is supposed to be played and love to watch the process of growth and development. We get excited when we see a goal in a field in the middle of nowhere because we know that means there's a community who loves lacrosse there. We will do our part to try and put a stick in every kids' hands and give them an opportunity to experience this game for themselves.

We grow the game for the love of the game.

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Fall Savannah Hawksbills Tryouts!

August 15th at Daffin Park

2021-2024 | 10-12pm

2025-2028 | 12:30-2:30pm

All participants must be current USLacrosse members


Club Profile

Through our practice structure and specific drills, we aim to teach our players the most efficient way to conquer the technical skills of the sport. How seasons are planned, how competition is structured, how coaches conduct their practices, and how kids are engaged on the field is all informed by the underlying operating system of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model and the Hares Program.


Hear from Parents about their Experience with our Programs!



Christian Harris


Christian is a New Canaan, CT native He graduated from the Peddie School in New Jersey where he led the team in points his senior year as an attackman under Head Coach Roger Colbert (Georgetown ’01/Head Coach University of the District of Columbia). He then went on to play for Head Coach Peter Lawrence (Roanoke '98 / CEO of NXT Lacrosse) at the University of Hartford.

While in college, he began his coaching...


Leif Twoguns

Leif is an alum from Alfred State in Western New York. He grew up playing box lacrosse (Newtown Golden Eagles) in the Can-Am league (4 to 18 years old). He was a WNY All-Star at Gowanda High School, as well as, a four year starter and top three on the team in points in 1997 at Alfred State. He has been coaching in the Savannah area for years. He lives and breathes coaching!


Owen Nix

Coach Owen Nix is from Kennesaw, Georgia and has been involved with the game of lacrosse for 12 years as a player and coach. He played goalie for Kennesaw Mountain High School where he was named to All-Region and All-League teams. After high school he went on to play goalie at Georgia Southern. Then he became an assistant coach at GSU and later took over the head coaching duties for three years. During the summers he was a goalie coach for...


Mike Cummings

Michael Cummings is wrapping up his 15th season as the head coach of the men's lacrosse team at SCAD. Cummings has been the Bees since the program's inception in 2004.

SCAD earned its first-ever SELC Tournament berth in the program's first year as a varsity sport in 2005-06. Cummings was named the Southeast Lacrosse Conference (SELC), Division II Coach of the Year as he led the Bees to a 7-8 record. They earned six consecutive...


Peter Newman

Coach Peter Newman has been involved in the great game of lacrosse for over 40 years. After his college playing career at Colby, he began coaching immediately after graduation for the men’s club team at Vanderbilt University. In 1987 he joined the faculty at Westminster School in CT where he coached in the independent school league for the next 29 years. Coach Newman led the Westminster varsity team, 2006-2016, to two championships in one of...


Ryan Chandler

Ryan has been coaching with Coastal Empire and the Hares for three years now. He is a native of Miami, Florida, where he developed a passion for lacrosse as a midfielder while attending Palmetto High School. Now a resident of Savannah, he enjoys giving back to the sport by helping area youth find their own passion for the game. Ryan started coaching youth lacrosse in 2017 and became a U.S. Lacrosse Certified Coach in 2018.


Dustin White

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, he began his lacrosse career with the Coastal Empire String in 2010 and then transitioned into high school playing his freshman year with Savannah Lacrosse. He continued out the rest of his high school years at Benedictine Military School, being a part of two state championships, awarded most valuable midfielder, senior team captain, and #10 recipient. He also played for Team Palmetto, based out of South...


Phillip Yount

Coach Phillip's playing career started in Augusta, Georgia at Greenbrier highschool where he was awarded defensive MVP. He then went off to earn a starting spot at Emmanuel College his freshman year, but then ultimately transferred to Berry college to finish his three years starting at both close defense and LSM. Phillip's coaching career began in highschool with the Augusta Patriots youth team and has continued to the collegiate level for...

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Marvin Labis

Marvin is a native of East Hanover, NJ where he played 2 years of varsity lacrosse as an attackman at Hanover Park HS. Upon graduation, he was a 4-year starter at midfield and was a captain for the MCLA Georgia Tech Men's Lacrosse team. He has since played lacrosse at the club level with local Savannah, Jacksonville, and Charleston teams. After a brief stint with a YMCA team several years ago, Marvin has been coaching with the Hares and...


Kyle Ricciardi

Kyle is from Croton, New York. He played football and lacrosse at Croton Harmon High School serving as a two time captain in each sport. Kyle went on the play Division 1 football at the United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduating in 2016, Kyle was stationed at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. He is a volunteer assistant football coach at Richmond Hill High School and has also helped out coaching with Coastal Empire Lacrosse.


Burnam Smith

Coach Burnam began his lacrosse career in 2011 as a Freshman for the Savannah Lacrosse Club Team. He found a home in the cage playing goalie where he started every game that year as a freshman.

In 2012, through hard work and perseverance, Burnam started the lacrosse program at Savannah Christian Preparatory School where he started in every game for the next 3 years as the teams captain and goalie. He was also a two year starter for the...