Steve Schattner brings many years of playing, organization, coaching, development and passion to the T² organization. Steve grew up in one of the nations hotbeds for lacrosse in Syracuse, New York. He played High School lacrosse at West Genesee High School, under National Hall of Fame Coach Mike Messere, who hold the National all time win record in the sport of lacrosse. West Genesee is year after year ranked as one of the top high school programs in the nation and for several years has been ranked as the top program in the country. Steve received numerous honors in High School including three time first team all-conference awards and played on Empire State Teams. Steve was captain of several teams and played Football, Hockey and Lacrosse.
Steve graduated High School in 1989 and went on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Lacrosse Scholarship. At UNC, his team won four ACC Championships, went to four NCAA Final Fours, two National Championship Games and won one National Championship in 1991. Steve graduated from UNC in 1993 with an Economics Degree. During his years of playing organized lacrosse, his teams posted an impressive 94% winning percentage with a record of 171-11.
Steve moved to Charlotte in 1996 and founded The Lacrosse Company, Charlotte's first lacrosse specialty store, at a time when lacrosse was only being played in a few schools and had only one youth league (CYLA.) Steve helped coach in the CYLA, while focusing on the development of lacrosse throughout the city of Charlotte. He met with various principals, athletic directors and parents to support and encourage the development of lacrosse at all levels. His vision and passion were to provide opportunities for all age groups to be able to play and learn the proper fundamentals of the sport. Under Steve’s direction at The Lacrosse Company, he started Charlotte's first Summer, Fall and Winter Leagues, Fall Laxfest and other instructional programs in Charlotte.
In 1997, Steve began coaching at Providence Day School, the program’s second year of existence. Under Steve’s eight years of direction, the program developed to become one of Charlotte and the state’s top ranked programs. Steve has been instrumental in developing college level players, through coaching, individual lessons and his leagues, camps and clinics. His former players have gone on to participate in lacrosse at Johns Hopkins, North Carolina, Dickinson, W&L, Roanoke, Greensboro, Lynchburg, Mercer, Air Force, Denison, Hampton-Sydney, Fairfield, UMBC, Wingate, Pfeiffer and many other schools across the country.
Steve was also an assistant Coach at Wingate University and was the inaugural coach at Lake Norman Charter School in 2008. Since 1996, Steve has had a passion to develop the sport of lacrosse not only in Charlotte but also throughout the Southeast. He has spoken to groups and has participated in camps and clinics all across the region. Steve has helped develop hundreds to thousands of lacrosse players, but more importantly, focused on developing players into young adult.
Currently the owner of The Compass Agency, LLC, Lacrosse Coach at Cannon School since 2010 and owns Top Tier Lacrosse which runs high level travel teams, camps, leagues and clinics in the Lake Norman Area in NC. He is married to wife Christine and has two daughters, Julia and Lauren.