Richland Lacrosse Club is a K-12 program for boys located in Richland. Go to richlandlacrosse.com for more information. Go Bombers!

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Rob Hart 

Program director &

High School Assistant (Goalies)

USL Level 1  Certified

USL Level 2 Certified

USL Level 3 Certified

Program Director / HS Coach  

Coach Hart has been involved with lacrosse since 2007.  Head coach for Three Rivers Middle School Team in 2009, Three Rivers HS 2010-2013, Richland HS since its inception in 2014.  In 2017 Richland asked Coach Rob to be the Director of the Richland program and help put together the youth program for 2018 and the future of the club.

US Lacrosse Level 3 certified Coach

Director of Columbia Crush 2014-2019

Director of Ruckus at the Reactor HS Jamboree 2012-2013

Director of Three Rivers ShootOut 2009-2013

 

Coach Rob is known for the guy that can fix just about anything.  Before Coach Rob moved to the Tri-Cities in 2005, he was a volunteer Senior Field Team Leader for El Pasco County Search & Rescue in Colorado Springs, CO. for 17 years.   Lacrosse has become his passion for being able to give back to the community.   Coach Rob has a very supportive wife Lisa and one son Danny which has also been a goalie coach for Richland.

 

Chad Mitchell

High School Head Coach

USL Level 2 Certified

USL Level 3 Pending

Coach Mitchell has been coaching youth sports for more than 25 years. This is his seventh season coaching boys high school lacrosse.  Chad coached defense at Three Rivers for three years (2011 - 2013).  Each of these years Three Rivers made the playoffs.  Chad has been the head coach of the Richland Lacrosse Club since its formation in 2014.  In 2016, Coach Mitchell’s varsity team made it to the State Finals.  Richland is the first team from Eastern Washington to play for a high-school state championship (DII).  Fifteen of Coach Mitchell’s players have gone on to play college lacrosse (NCAA DII; MCLA DI, DII).

Coach Mitchell played his high school sports at Richland High.  During his senior year (1991), he was an All-State Football Player, Big Nine Defensive Player of the Year, and a team captain.  Coach Mitchell likes to believe he still holds some Bomber football records. He had the opportunity to be coached by a litany of Bomber greats:  Lonnie Pierson, Jim Castleberry, Ben Jacobs, Scott Woodward, Frank Teverbaugh, Mike Niedhold, and Bruce Robertson.  When asked about playing lacrosse growing up, Coach Mitchell notes that it was an east-coast thing.  “All I knew about lacrosse was that it was one of the sports that Jim Brown played.”  Coach Mitchell and his lovely, supportive wife Bonnie have 6 kids, all of which have played or are playing lacrosse.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Primus

High school

Assistant  

USL Level 1 Pending

 

 

Rodney Graves

High school

Assistant 

USL Level 1 Pending 

 

 

Larry Dickerson

7th 8th grade

USL Level 1 Certified

USL Level 2 Certified

USL Level 3 Pending

Coach Larry is in his 4th year coaching with the Richland Program. Previously an assistant coach for Varsity and the Head Coach for JV Coach Larry is coaching the 7-8 team this year. Coach Larry was a High School Player who played his freshman and sophomore years in San Diego Ca for Patrick Henry High and his junior and senior years in Wheatridge CO for Wheatridge High. From the moment he picked up a stick as a freshman Coach Larry took to Lacrosse like a duck to water. He was selected to the San Diego All-Star team in his very first year and in his senior year was selected to the Division II Colorado All-State team.  Unfortunately, he never played college lacrosse but has kept that passion for the game all these years. ''It is a privilege to teach others about this game I love so much. Some of the biggest lessons in my life were learned on the lacrosse field. I want to pass those lessons on.''

 

Colby Smith

5th 6th grade

USL level 2 Certified 

 

Coach Colby is entering his 3rd year coaching youth lacrosse, after starting in the Three Rivers program. Colby grew up near Dayton, OH where lacrosse was scarce. He played football, basketball, ran track and threw the shot. During his senior track season, he decided to join his brother on the Wright State University club lacrosse team. He was hooked after the first season and played 4 more years at Wright State. 

“I absolutely loved playing lacrosse and knew I'd get involved in coaching one day. We had player-coaches at the club level, and I learned from great players from powerhouse programs in Columbus and Cincinnati. We had a fantastic brotherhood as teammates and more than half our team is coaching today. I was fortunate to develop my lacrosse knowledge from my brother, who started and coached the Fort Collins Unified (CO) program for 17 years."

I coach my kids to understand that everyone has a role and can contribute as a player regardless of size, speed, agility, and experience. Making the game fun for our youth ensures they continue playing and growing while enjoying the success from their hard work. We’re looking forward to our first Bomber lacrosse season!

 

Jason Smith

5th 6th grade  

 

 

 

Seth Sandland

K - 2nd grade

USL level 1 Certified

Coach Seth been involved in lacrosse for since 2011 coaching for most of it and directing a club in Selah WA.  Seth family is a lacrosse family &  both his son and daughter play lacrosse year-round, spring for Richland and Summer for Maniax lacrosse program.

Seth's family lives and breathes this game and he wants to use what he has learned and seen in the player's development and apply it here. "Lacrosse impressed me with the sportsmanship and respect shared across all players and teams. it's the fastest game on 2 feet and incorporates so many other sports in it that there is a spot for every athlete."

"I look forward to developing the core skills in all my players to help them accelerate in the oldest game in North America. 

 My practices will be structured and busy so plan on your players coming home tired and excited for the next time they get to practice and play with the there team."

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