Griffin Spotz, Founder

Dirty Birds Lacrosse Founder - Griffin Spotz

Griffin Spotz is in his 15th year as a lacrosse head coach in GA and 12th as head coach at Walton High School. Previously, he played lacrosse in Illinois, playing defense and LSM for the University of Illinois MCLA Club team. He started the Duluth High School boy’s lacrosse team. In 2013, he started the Dirty Birds Lacrosse program. At Walton he has gone to the Elite 8 six separate times, as well as the Final Four three times. In 2019, Coach Spotz led the Raiders to a State Title, beating Lambert, 8-7 in the State Championship game. The Raiders finished the season ranked #1 in the state for all of GHSA Lacrosse, 1A – 7A, with a 21-2 record. They also finished the season ranked #3 in the Southeast by Inside Lacrosse Under Armour rankings. Their record of 7-1 against other teams that finished the season ranked in the Top 10 in the state will stand as a testament to how successful their 2019 season was. Coach Spotz was awarded the NFHS Boys Lacrosse Coach of the year for 2019 by the GHSA. In 2022, Coach Spotz led Walton to their first ever Region Title and a 6-7A GHSA State Championship appearance. In 2022, Coach Spotz also won MDJ Coach of the Year, which he previously received in 2014 and 2019 as well. His teams over the past decade have been awarded multiple Academic All American, All State, and All American honors.