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Boys Middle School & 4U Coaches

7th/8th Grade Head Coach - Sam Varner

Coach Sam is moving to the head coach position of the 7th/8th grade team after coaching his first season as head coach of the 5th/6th Young Guns.  He comes to CLLA with more than a decade of active lacrosse experience where he has served as a player, coach, and official.  
Coach Sam played college lacrosse at Sam Houston State University and competed in the the Lone Star Alliance (Division II), a conference of the MCLA. During his time at SHSU, he served as Team Captain, earned multiple MVP awards and led the team in face off win percentages.
Committed to achieving excellence both on and off the field, Coach Sam is certified by the Positive Coaching Alliance and US Lacrosse. With an emphasis on fundamentals, fun and respect, Coach Sam looks forwards to working with the 7/8 Team. He continues to play in men's leagues in the Houston area.

7th/8th Assistant Coach - Troy Froboese

Troy Froboese

Coach Troy returns for his 3rd year as an assistant coach. Coach Troy brings his passion for the sport as well as his even-keeled demeanor which reflects in the composed nature of his teams the last 2 years.

7th/8th Assistant Coach - Ken Keel

Ken Keel

Coach Ken returns for his 3rd year coaching CLLA. Coach Ken brings excitement and passion every day, and the kids truly respond in kind.


5th/6th Young Guns Head Coach - Louis Nicolosi

Coach Louis enters his first year as Head Coach of the 5th/6th grade team. He previously acted as a practice assistant during the 2014 season and recently helped coach the High School team during their summer program.

Coach Louis graduated from Clear Lake High school in 2008. During his time there, he was team captain, earned braveheart and hustle awards, All-district HM, and Team MVP. He went on to play lacrosse at Texas A&M University. He continues to play in men’s league. 

5th/6th Young Guns Assistant Coach - Mark Fazioli

Marc Fazioli

Coach Mark returns for his 3rd season. 

2U and 4U Head Coach - Jim Warner

4U Head Coach Jim Warner

Coach Warner enters his 3rd season coaching for CLLA's 4U program.  Coach Warner's style is based on decades of coaching youth football and he offers a unique ability to introduce the game to the next generation of CLLA players and their families.


His winning spirit and focus on fundamentals are essential ingredients for the future success of CLLA.



2U and 4U Assistant Coach - Todd Atkinson

Coach Atkinson returns for his 2nd year as assistant coach.  He was a former player for his college club team in North Dakota/Canada before moving to Texas.  He has played on multiple men's club teams and started and coached the Texas A&M-Galveston team beginning in 1994.