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7th/8th Young Guns Head Coach - Sam Varner

Coach Sam is moving to the 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 Young Guns. 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 2nd year as an assistant on the Young Guns. Coach Troy brings his passion for the sport as well as his even-keeled demeanor which reflects in the composed nature of the Young Guns teams the last 2 years.

Coach Troy's son Travis returns for this 3rd year in CLLA.

7th/8th Assistant Coach - Ken Keel

Ken Keel

Coach Ken returns for his 2nd year coaching CLLA. He moves up with his son, Tre, to the 7th grade level. Coach Ken brings excitement and passion every day, and the kids truly respond in kind.


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

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

Marc Fazioli

Coach Mark returns for his 2nd season. His son also plays for the 4U program.

4U Head Coach - Jim Warner

4U Head Coach Jim Warner

Coach Warner enters his second 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.



4U Assistant Coach - Todd Atkinson

Coach Atkinson joins the Clear Lake Lacrosse 4U team along with his son Todd.  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.