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Coaching Staff

2023/2024 Ravenwood Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Alan Garner, Varsity Head Coach

Coach Garner played lacrosse at Keuka College - graduating in 1991. He coached at Ensworth High School and was Co-founder of the Murfreesboro Lacrosse League.  He is a 25 year veteran Lieutenant of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.  Coach Garner was named the 2014 TSLA Coach of the Year and guided the Raptors to the 2014 D1 Final Four. He led the 2019, 2021 and 2022 teams to the 1AA TSLA State Championship, and was runner-up in 2023.

CJ Shane, Varsity Assistant Coach - Defense

CJ's lacrosse playing career started in the 6th grade, playing defense at Woodland and JV/Varsity lacrosse at Ravenwood HS.  CJ played defense for the Raptors from 2007 - 2010 and was named All-State Defenseman in 2009 and 2010.  He played his collegiate lacrosse at Mars Hill College from 2011 to 2014.  CJ graduated from Mars Hill in 2014 and moved back to Nashville where he resides today.  As a coach, CJ began with summer travel teams in 2012 and continues through 2020.  He joined the Woodland Warriors as its Defensive Coordinator and JV Head Coach from 2015 - 2017.  CJ joined the Ravenwood HS coaching staff in 2019 as Defensive Coordinator and is now the Head JV Coach for the Raptors.  CJ was on the coaching staff for the Raptors 2019, 2021, and 2022 1AA TSLA State Championship victories and loves to develop young athletes to their fullest potential. 

Eric Clapp, Varsity Assistant Coach - Offense

Coach Eric Clapp began his lacrosse playing career in the 10th grade, playing midfield at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, OH, where he earned All-State and All-Midwest recognition. He played collegiate lacrosse at Wittenberg University from 1996 – 1999, where he was a 4-year starter at midfield, Captain and earned All-Conference recognition. After college, Eric immediately began his coaching career by starting the lacrosse program at Sycamore Junior High School in Cincinnati, OH, where he was the Head Coach from 2000 – 2002. He relocated to Nashville in 2003 and joined the Ravenwood High School coaching staff in 2004 and was the JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach from 2004 – 2010 and then the Varsity Head Coach from 2010 – 2013. Eric was on the coaching staff for the Raptors 2005 – D2 TSLA State Championship and 2007 – D1 TSLA State Championship. He was the Head Coach for the Crawdad Lacrosse program (formerly Sunset MS Lacrosse) from 2013 – 2023, where his Varsity team won the Middle Tennessee Middle School Lacrosse Conference Championship in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Coach Eric Clapp is excited to rejoin the Ravenwood High School staff, mentor and teach the young men that are a part of the Ravenwood Lacrosse program and continue to “Grow The Game” in Middle Tennessee.

Connor Harryman, Varsity & JV Assistant Coach - FaceOff Specialist

Connor played lacrosse for 16 years starting with the Carroll Dragons in Southlake, TX in High School. He began his collegiate career playing Division 1 lacrosse for Bellarmine University. While there he set two program records and finished his sophomore season with all conference accolades. He then transferred to Towson for the 2017 season where he won a conference championship and a Final Four appearance against Ohio State. Transferring again, he finished his career at Rutgers University for his final season.  HIs professional lacrosse career gave way to being a medical device professional in the Nashville area. He continues to share his love for the game with all who want to learn and is excited to be a part of the Ravenwood program.

Michael Wtulich, JV Head Coach & Defensive Coordinator

Mike began his lacrosse career in 5th grade, playing defense for his local middle school in Cleveland, Ohio before becoming an all-state defenseman and four-year starter for Padua Franciscan High School. From there he was recruited to division two perennial powerhouse, Mercyhurst University. Mike would see five seasons with Mercyhurst and contribute to two conference championships in 2019 and 2021. Mike would also help the Lakers to two NCAA tournament appearances in those same seasons, as well as a Final Four appearance in 2021. Mike is excited to be a part of the winning tradition that Ravenwood has built and play a pivotal role in the continued success of the program and the development of its players. 

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