Erie names Nick Mandia its first boys lacrosse coach, hiring him from Chatfield

Dakota Ridge Chatfield boys lacrosse

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Nick Mandia will be charged with starting Erie's new boys lacrosse program.

The Tigers announced Mandia's hiring as coach on Wednesday morning. Mandia will be Erie's first boys lacrosse coach as the team gets set to compete in Class 4A next spring. He spent the past two seasons as the coach at Chatfield, a 5A team.

Mandia's Chargers were 13-19 in his time as coach.

"We are very excited to move forward with Coach Mandia as part of our athletic staff," Erie athletic director Justin Carpenter said in a statement. "He has a wealth of experience in the sport, is a dynamic coach and teacher, and will push our kids to excellence!"

In addition to coaching at Chatfield, Mandia has also worked as a private coach/coordinator at LXTC/Denver Elite Lacrosse.

Mandia played at coached college lacrosse at Eastern University in Pennsylvania.