The Cusabo Nation Lacrosse mission is to expand awareness and opportunities to play youth lacrosse, increase diversity of players and affordability, and assist in providing excellent facilities, fields and instruction.

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Coaches Bios:

Jonathon Davis 

With 15 years experience, severing  as  a  head  and  assistant  coach  at  the  high school, MCLA, and NCAA levels, Coach Davis compiled a .623 careering winning percentage before stepping away to spend more time family. In three seasons as Head Coach at Bishop England High School, the Bishops reached the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) playoffs three times, advancing to the lower-state final in 2016. Under Coach Davis's leadership, the Bishops had 8 players selected to the  SCHSL All-State team and 13 players to the All Lower-State Team, including the 2016 Lower-State Goalie of the Year, Lower-State Midfielder of the Year, Lower-State player of the year and an All-American Midfielder.
Before moving to South Carolina, Coach Davis served as an assistant coach at the St. Albans School in Washington, DC under hall of fame coach Malcolm Lester. Prior to his time with the Bulldogs, Coach Davis served as an assistant at Oakton High School under Head Coach Tony Gray, winning the Virginia State Championship in 2005. Additionally, Coach Davis served as a coach for a highly successful Washington Metro Area MadLax U-15 team and worked as a field manger and camp counselor for TripleEDGE Lacrosse.


In addition coach was a an instructor at Bill Pilate's, "The Goalie School", the Washington Bayhawks day camps and was the camp director for the Oakton Cougar Evening Camp and the Bishop England Summer Camp.


Steve Cutia grew up grew up in Cortland, New York, just 30 minutes outside of Syracuse. Steve has had a lacrosse stick in his hands since he was 4 or 5 years old. Steve played High School lacrosse at Cortland High School. At Cortland he played all four years of Varsity Lacrosse as an attackman from 9th-12th grade. Scoring more than 250 career points at Cortland, Steve received multiple MVP awards and still holds the record for most assists in a career with over 150. He was then was recruited to play at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Nazareth College is a top ten Division III lacrosse program every year, with 3 National Championships to their resume. Coach played four seasons at Nazareth from 2005-2008. He also participated in the 2005 Final Four  and 2007 Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Steve was Senior Captain in 2008. Steve is a great Coach. He is observant and is a motivator. Steve also has relevant and refined approaches to this great game. Steve has Coached with us since the Fall of 2013.


Claire Ainsworth is a new arrival to Charleston and is an Intern Architect at Byers Design Group. After meeting Claire we determined her to be a perfect fit to help us get a girls program started this Fall with Cusabo. Here is a little about her background with lacrosse; Originally from Rochester, New York, she started playing Youth Lacrosse in third grade and went on to play with multiple All-Star and travel teams including Western New York All-Stars, Lady Roc, and others. She played JV in 7th and 8th grade and started on Varsity as a Freshman in HS. Her HS team was NY Section 5 and were Western Region Class A Champions her Junior year. She had the incredible opportunity as a young player to travel all over the United States playing in international and national tournaments and festivals. As a varsity player, she received All-County Honorable Mention her 9th and 10th grade seasons and 2nd Team All-County Honors her Junior and Senior years as well as being named Academic All- American in 2008. She was recruited to play college lacrosse and ended up playing for The Catholic University of America until a shoulder injury. In addition to being a player, she also was actively involved in Penfield Youth program as coach and referee and became involved with other developing youth programs in her community. In college she helped mentor other youth and HS teams in the DC Metro area. As you can see we are glad to have Claire with us!


CCRD - 2014 Coaching Volunteers (Area: PENN)


The below coaches were the final committed Coaches for CCRD Rec Ball. These are our unsung heros and great thanks to all of you for your care & hard work! There are countless hours involved and we know what you did for our players! 17 strong our first year!


Downtown Rec Ball - PENN  

Head Coaches

Steve Cutia - U11

Robert Buxton - U11

Robert Hagood - U9

Spencer Deering - U9

Dan Russler - U9

Assistant Coaches

Richard Moxley - U9

Donovan Smith - U9

Alan Goss - U11

Mark Shattuck - U11

Girls & Boys U7 Learn To Play Introductory Clinics:

Kristen Sumner

Mary Neill McKie

Blake McKie

​Robert Hagood

Daniel Island Coaches

Dan Sweeney - U13

D. Treasurer - U13

Frank Jennings - U11

Scott Hansen - U11

Jake Wittmer - U9


Spring Rec league practices are once a week and games are twice a week.

All of our coaches register with the City, commit to our code of conduct, meet our certification criteria, and complete the City of Charleston Background Check. 

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