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Wes Davis -Flames High School Coach:

Coach Wes Davis is an ECU Lacrosse alum, playing four years as a defender.
Highlights include being named Co-Captain his Senior year in 1992 and making the NCLL (National Collegiate Lacrosse League) All Star Game.
Coach Wes has been the coach of FPRC 7/8 grade team since 2012 and the coach of the Fayetteville Flames Middle School team since 2013.
In addition, Wes is also the Director of Fayetteville Flames Inc, a non-profit girls lacrosse club that promotes and participates in girls lacrosse in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Kristy Curran - Flames High School Coach

Coach Kristy has been playing lacrosse since 4th grade. Her high school team won 3 state championships and then she went on and played at the Division I level at Colgate University (2002-2006) as a defender.  Kristy coached the FPRC middle school team (7th/8th) spring 2016.
Kristy recognizes the determination and passion it takes to play women's lacrosse. She believes that through the learning process the game should always remain fun.

Vinny Intini- Flames Middle School Coach

Coach Vinny grew up on Long Island, NY, and started playing lacrosse at the age of 5. After playing Varsity Lacrosse in High School, Coach Vinny played club and indoor lacrosse (box lacrosse) for two years before attending Hofstra University from 1994-1996. At Hofstra, Coach Vinny played defense and went to the NCAA tournament in his final D1 season.
In Fall 2017 Coach Vinny joined the Flames Futures team as an assistant Coach after his retirement from the Army. In Spring 2018 Coach Vinny was named head coach of the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation 5th/6th grade girls lacrosse team. This fall, Coach Vinny will be the head coach of the Fayetteville Flames middle school 6th-8th grade team and the Fayetteville Academy Club Girls Lacrosse Team.
Coach Vinny takes seriously his passion for lacrosse and sharing his knowledge with this generation of future superstars. He focuses the girls on teamwork and having fun while implementing the fundamentals of the 'Big 5'- passing, catching, scooping, cradling and shooting. 

Rita Beal- Flames Middle School

Coach Rita’s playing and coaching career in women’s lacrosse began 30 years ago in Syracuse, NY.  After years as a defender, she committed to goal keeper senior year, earning First Team All-League and MVP honors.  Rita continued to play in college at Division I American University in Washington, DC, starting every game for two years.  She transferred to the University of North Carolina in their inaugural season and Lettered that year, graduating in 1997.
Following college, Rita enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.  She went on to serve in federal positions until she decided to focus on her family and reengage with lacrosse as a coach. Her love of the sport and passion for mentoring young women athletes has since spanned three states and positively influenced more than seven lacrosse programs.
As a Junior Varsity Head Coach in Seattle, Rita’s teams went undefeated her first two years, developing so many players that a second Varsity team was required.  She then transferred to a struggling high school program and achieved a winning Junior Varsity season with mostly first-time players. Simultaneously, she conducted coaching clinics in the region and volunteered as a Youth Club Coach to help improve feeder programs.
Rita continued coaching in Chicago as a Varsity Defense Coach, Varsity Goal Keeper Coach and Youth Club Coach.  Her next-level defensive strategy and ability to train young athletes were instrumental in the high school program improving from 6-10 to 11-5, and her goalie rising to 3rd in the state.
A final move has brought Rita back “home” to Fayetteville and she is excited to join the Flames program at the middle school level and train goal keepers of all ages.

Catherine Carri- Flames Futures

Coach Catherine graduated from Shorter University, Rome Ga, in 2017 with a major in biology. She is currently pursing a masters in Occupational Therapy. While at Shorter University, Catherine played in the inaugural year, 2016, of Gulf South Conference and was named on the All Conference Team as well as in 2017. Catherine was also selected for the 2016 All-Tournament team for the Gulf South Conference. Catherine has coached at multiple lower levels of lacrosse camps. Recently, she coached at the Nike lacrosse camp held at Berry College.

Andrew Artis- Flames Futures

Coach Andrew is a lifelong multi-sport athlete who grew up playing just about everything. Andrew focused on football, ice hockey and lacrosse in high school and later played lacrosse in college. Andrew’s coaching experience includes one season as the Village Christian Academy boys assistant coach (2009), Fort Hunt (Northern Virginia) “Scoopers” fundamentals assistant coach (2015), and helping out here and there with his daughter, Hannah’s, lacrosse journey. Andrew joins the Fayetteville Flames this year as one of the “Sparks” coaches.


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