- Current Team
- HS Boys Hellfire
Director of Boys Lacrosse
Head Coach HS Boys
USLacrosse Level 1 Certified Boys Coach
News-Press Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year, 2017 & 2019`
Coach Williamson has been playing and coaching lacrosse for almost 40 years. As a player in NY, he was an All-State, All-Section, All-Division, and All-American Runner-up defensive player. He went on to play at Buff State. When he moved to NC, he became the Defensive coach for the Men’s Club Team at U of NC Greensboro. Locally, he was a driving force behind the start of lacrosse in the Lee County area, helping to start and coach one of the first high school club teams in 2000; coaching, playing and serving on the board of the adult men’s league in 1995-2002; and he founded the Fort Myers Indoor Lacrosse league in 1997, and played and coached until 2002 . From 2015-2016 he was Vice-President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of US Lacrosse, and from 2017-2018, he was President of the Florida Youth Lacrosse Association, the governing body of the SWFL lacrosse community, and is President of Ballistic Sports Group, Inc., the non-profit organization behind Ballistic lacrosse. After a hiatus from lacrosse to pursue a career in law enforcement, he started coaching boys lacrosse again in 2013 at Estero High School and after 3 successful seasons moved to Riverdale High School in 2016. Riversdale had not won a game in 5 years and had a record of 3-87, with a losing goal differential of 18, when Coach Williamson took over the reins. In his first year, the Raiders won their first game in half a decade, lost two game by just one goal and one game by two. The next season, the team won 10 games. 2019 was a breakout year for Riverdale lacrosse, finishing wtih a 14-3 record, winning their first playoff game ever, and making it to the league finals. Coach Williamson was named News-Press Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2019, honors which he attributes to the amazing resilience of the Raider team and the players’ willingness to learn and grow, without which no coach can be successful.