GRIFFIN SPOTZ, HEAD COACH, DIRECTOR of DIRTY BIRDS LACROSSE
Griffin Spotz is the head coach at Walton High School. He played his collegiate lacrosse at the University of Illinois when they were a top 20 team in Club Lacrosse, and was a stand out LSM. He studied Mathematics in college and got into teaching in Georgia in 2007. He started the Duluth High School Boy’s Lacrosse program from scratch and brought it from a brand new varsity team to a 10-6 record his final year there. The next year they improved further as his first class of players at Duluth were finally seniors. While at Duluth he coached the U17 and U11 teams for Team Crease Travel Club. The U11 team that summer won every tournament they entered in and earned a bid to the Dick’s National Tournament.
He became the head coach at Walton High School in 2012 and in his first spring season, 2013, they went to the elite eight in the GHSA state playoffs. In 2013 he started the Dirty Birds to better fuel Walton Lacrosse in the spring seasons, and in 2014 Walton went to the Final Four. 2014 was a great season for Walton, being the first year that Walton beat Lambert, and only the second time Walton beat Lassiter (the first was the previous year in 2013). In 2014 he was awarded Lacrosse Coach of the Year for Cobb County.
The Dirty Birds currently has 1 member from their first year's team playing NCAA Division 2 Collegiate Lacrosse. We also just hard our first Division 1 commit from the 2015 class. Many more of our current players are being recruited as well.