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Ben Sparks – High School Boys Varsity Head Coach Email

Coach Sparks graduated from Sequoyah High School in 2010, lettering all four years in Football. Post-graduation, he attended Reinhardt University and played three years of Lacrosse while there. During his fourth year he began an internship that propelled him into his coaching career. He graduated from Reinhardt in 2014 with a Bachelors in Sports Administration. He continued his education next at the University of West Florida and graduated from there in 2016 with a Post Baccalaureate Degree in Special Education. Coach Sparks also worked at Pickens County High School from 2013-2017, where he was Assistant Coach in Football for four years and Assistant Coach in Baseball for three years. In addition, he was the Head Coach of a CYLA middle school boys team for one year. He returns to the Sequoyah community as a Special Education Teacher at Dean Rusk Middle School, Head Boys Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Football Coach at Sequoyah HS. He is married to Brittan Sparks, who teaches at Teasley Middle School and his hobbies include anything outdoors and athletic event related.


Zachary Lawson
High School Girls Varsity Head Coach Email
Coach Lawson graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s in History Education. He continued his education at Georgia Southern and received his Master’s degree in Secondary Education in July of 2017. As of August 2017, he continues with Georgia Southern, working towards his Specialist degree. Currently, Coach Lawson is in his fifth-year teaching US History and Economics at Sequoyah HS. He is also returning in 2017-2018 for a fifth-year as the founding Girls Lacrosse Head Coach for Sequoyah and beginning in his fourth-year with GHSA. Coach Lawson lives in Holly Springs with his wife Bekah, his 18-month-old Amelia, his newborn Annelise, and his dog Jonah.

Ronnie Dodge – High School Girls JV Assistant Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Dodge is entering his second year as Assistant Varsity and JV coach for Sequoyah HS Girls Lacrosse. He brings with him, many years of coaching. Coach Dodge has held both Assistant and Head coach positions in a variety of sports including everything from Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, and Lacrosse. Coach Dodge worked as a Mechanical Engineer in California for 17 years, but is now living in Canton and working as the Vice President of an IT company, where he has been for the past eight years. He is married to his wife Melissa and they have four kids.

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