Deep South Lacrosse has New Ownership

Lacrosse Community,

We wanted to keep you all abreast of some changes over here at Deep South Lacrosse. Two months ago, Richard Shassian became the new owner of Deep South. He brings a wealth of business knowledge as well as lacrosse knowledge to the store. A walk-on goalie at the University of Maryland, Shassian was an NCAA Finalist in 1979. He has been coaching high school lacrosse in Central Florida since 1992.

Along with new ownership, the store has brought on two new full-time employees, Lauren Dean and Kyle Hofstaedter. Lauren will handle all the Women's Lacrosse Operations while Kyle will handle all the Men's Lacrosse Operations.

Lauren played collegiate lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University (DI). She has coached at Lake Highland Prep for six years (four years as an assistant and two years as the head coach). In 2018, her LHP team finished as state runners-up. Along with coaching, Lauren is a Certified Women's Lacrosse Official.

Kyle Hofstaedter played collegiate lacrosse at Saint Joseph's University (DI) in Philadelphia. He is currently the head boys' lacrosse coach at Hagerty High School and runs the Always Sunny Lacrosse club program.

We also employ student-athletes from around Central Florida to help work our tournaments and events as well as stringing sticks.

Deep South Lacrosse recently opened a new retail location at 1443 S. Orlando Avenue in Maitland, Florida. Our new store features a stringing lab, turf carpet and a netted bounce-back area where customers can test out sticks. We offer all the top lacrosse equipment for any age group in addition to the best selection of retail goods in the Southeast. We continuously work with new vendors to reach all markets to offer affordable pricing.

In addition to the new store, Deep South Lacrosse is increasing our tournament reach. We are branching out to more girls events as well as vending at tournaments outside of Florida. Deep South Lacrosse is dedicated to growing the sport in the Southeast Region!

Let us know how we can help your team, program or player!

Our Best,

Deep South Lacrosse Staff