Coaches

Mike Sands

2025 Head Coach

Coach Sands is originally from Long Island where he began playing lacrosse at the age of 5.  Mike's family moved to Northern Virgina, where he attended Woodbridge High School and played both lacrosse and football. Mike was a four year varisty lacrosse starter for Woodbridge, three time Conference Player of the Year, and a three time First Team All-Conference player.  After high school, Mike continued his lacrosse career as a four year starter at Hampden-Sydney College.  Mike is on the Board of Directors for the Western Howard County Warhawk football program where he has coached the past five years.  Mike has also coached for the past six years in the Howard County Lacrosse Program.  Mike resides in Woodbine with his wife Angela, and their two children, Madison and Ethan.

Dave Ratta

2025 Assistant Coach

Dave Ratta grew up in Newton, MA. He is a 1990 graduate of Newton North High School where he played football and lacrosse.  He credits his high school coach, Bussy Adam, for inspiring him to coach youth lacrosse. Coach Ratta was a 1990 first team Eastern Massachusetts All-Star and a 1990 second team Boston Globe All-Scholastic player.  He is a 1994 graduate of Washington College where he started on defense for the Shoremen.  He continued playing lacrosse after college with Glyndon Lacrosse Club.  He recently played for Catonsville Lacrosse Club in the Maryland Masters League.  He has been coaching youth lacrosse in the Catonsville Recreation program for the past five years. Dave lives in Catonsville with his wife, Jenny, and their two boys, Colin and Nicholas.