I am pleased to announce that Austin Heaton will be joining our Team as Director of Player Development and Operations. Austin is a US Lacrosse Level 1 certified coach and will also be the Offensive Coordinator/Goalie Coach for Dunwoody High School.
Austin Heaton began his lacrosse career during the 4th grade with Atlanta Youth Lacrosse. He found his niche early on playing both Attack and Midfield at the youth level and in turn, played both Attack and Midfield as he grew into the competitive level. Austin played for The Lovett School for 3 years at the Varsity level. Injuries forced Austin to switch to the Goalie position for his senior year. In 2009, Austin was voted as 2nd Team All-State as a Goalie for his lone season at the position. Austin is a Two-Time State Champion, winning Championships in both his Junior and Senior seasons.
Continuing his studies at The University of Mississippi, Austin played for the Ole Miss Club team for his freshman year in 2009-2010. Beyond his day-to-day duties, Austin acts as provisional Director whenever Lou or Mary Jo are away from the fields. He is also the Head Coach for the Regional Coyotes.
Austin’s long-standing passion for the game and developing Atlanta’s youth into both players and young men is what makes him show up day in and day out. “Growing up, I always thought that the young men and counselor’s teaching me in the sport were the coolest guys around. I always looked up to them.” Austin now reciprocates that feeling of appreciation and gratitude by helping teach and guide those younger than him with his vast IQ of the game.
Mary Jo and I have known Austin and his family since he was a young player and I am thrilled that we will be working so close together developing players for Atlanta Youth Lacrosse.
See ya on the field…Mary Jo and Coach Lou