Girls Lacrosse Head Coach
Nathan Booker found his calling to coach in 1999. He delivered his first private lessons while living in Grand Cayman where he trained a Caymanian athlete preparing for her try-out at Eastern Connecticut State University. She made the team and became a 3-year starter. Nathan was working at the Hyatt Grand Cayman as the Manager of Information Systems. Yes, the same hotel in the movie “The Firm.”
In high school he was captain of his soccer team and a three-sport letterman (soccer/ track / lacrosse). He graduated from Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va in 1988.
A lifelong athlete, Coach Booker continues to play men’s club lacrosse (field and box) with various teams around the southeast.
Nathan is a certified lacrosse coach US Lacrosse Level 3 -Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse;
Canadian (NCCP) -Men’s Box Lacrosse and Field Lacrosse Level 2.
Nathan works as a private lacrosse instructor for male and female athletes seeking to earn spots on high school or collegiate rosters. During his tenure at Atlanta’s Top Dog Sports from 2007-2011, he trained over 300 athletes and delivered over 1500 private lessons. Several athletes he trained and mentored went on to set school records, received team accolades and played on high school state championship or collegiate national championship teams.
From 2004-2008 he served as an assistant coach at Northview High School, where he helped lead the team to a #6 ranking in Georgia. While serving as head coach at North Atlanta High School they finished as club division runner-up in the 2008-09 season. During the 2010-2011 season he volunteered as an assistant coach at Oglethorpe University, working primarily with goalies. From 2011-2012, he worked as an assistant coach for the Dunwoody High School girl’s lacrosse team.
In 2012, he returned to his alma mater as Point University’s first men’s head lacrosse coach, they finished the 2012-2013 season with a respectable 4-8 record. In 2014 he returned to Atlanta to be closer to family, he was hired as the boys varsity lacrosse coach at Southwest Dekalb High School. During his time at Southwest Dekalb High School (2014-2017), 3 players were signed to collegiate scholarships. Two of which were on Reinhardt’s NAIA national championship team in 2017.
Coach Booker is committed to positive community outreach. Since 2012, he has served as head lacrosse clinician at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Urban Power Camp at Morehouse College. Over the years this camp has impacted more than 700 campers for Christ.