Steve Schattner brings many years of playing, organization, coaching, development and passion to the Carpetbagger organization. Steve grew up in one of the nations hotbeds for lacrosse in Camillus, New York at West Genesee High School, under National Hall of Fame Coach Mike Messere, who holds the National all time win record in the sport of 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 teams 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. Steve helped coach in youth leagues, while focusing on the development of lacrosse throughout the city of Charlotte. Under Steve’s direction at The Lacrosse Company, he started Charlotte's first Summer, Fall and Winter Leagues and other instructional programs in Charlotte. In 1997, Steve began coaching at Providence Day School, 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. He owned and operated the Top Tier Lacrosse program for 10 years from 2009-2017.
Steve is currently the owner of The Compass Agency, LLC (insurance and financial services) and the Lacrosse Coach at Cannon School since 2010. He is married to his wife Christine and has two daughters, Julia and Lauren.