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Varsity Girls Coach: Peter Trentacoste

Peter Trentacoste is entering his third year with the Pope Ladies Lacrosse program. Prior to being named the Varsity programs Head Coach, Coach T led the Pope Junior Varsity program to a very impressive 23-3-2 record. His teams were crowned champions of the 2017 Alpharetta Raider Rumble Tournament and the 2018 Sprayberry March Madness Tournament. He also served as the Assistant Coach for the Varsity Program.

Coach T is a US Lacrosse Level II certified coach and is working on completing his Level III certification this season. He is a firm believer in the power of a positive team culture and strives to nurture and cultivate his players so they may exceed on and off the field. 

Coach T is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, where he co-founded a co-ed lacrosse league, and most recently, played defense in the Old Guys Lacrosse League in Georgia. He has been a fan of the game for most of his life, and he has always looked forward to the NCAA tournament and to Memorial Day weekend’s National Championship game as well as, supporting our local teams including the KSU Women’s Lacrosse team , the Atlanta Blaze, and the Georgia Swarm.

JV Girls Coach

Coach Viland will be starting her first year with the ladies lacrosse program. She is a graduate from Pope High School where she went on to attend the University of Georgia in their math education program. She is in her first year teaching at Pope High School and also serves as an assistant varsity coach for the fastpitch program. 

She enjoys supporting all athletes in the Pope community and can't wait to begin working with the lacrosse program. She also works as a Crossfit coach, previously at Classic City Crossfit and now at Crossfit Dwala. She loves spending time with family and supporting all Atlanta sports teams. 

Coach Viland is a believer in cultivating a positive team culture and promoting hard work and dedication for players to reach their potential.  

JV Community Coach

Coach Jason Hudson will be once again work with the JV squad as their Community Coach.  A native of Syracuse NY, Coach Hudson grew up playing lacrosse at Marcellus High School and continued his career at Clarkson University where he played both attack and mid-field for the Golden Knights. Following graduation, Coach Hudson continued playing both field and box lacrosse on various Upstate NY Leagues.

He began coaching youth lacrosse in the Jamesville-DeWitt and Fayetteville-Manlius, NY youth lacrosse associations where he coached multiple youth levels.  After relocating to East Cobb with his wife Maureen and their three daughters, he continued coaching lacrosse with the Jr. Greyhound girls U15, U15 Select, U13 and U11 levels. 

Coach Hudson is a strong believer in player development and creating a positive experience for all players regardless of skill level in order to continue the growth of the game.

 

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