About Bill Shatz
Shatz has been involved in lacrosse programs and activities for more than 30 years as a player, coach, leader, and business executive. Growing up on Long Island, he played at Sachem High School, and was a four-year starter at attack for Ithaca College, where he graduated as one of the all-time top-10 leading scorers in school history. He was also a highly regarded hockey player and was a two-year captain and two-time All-County selection.
Shatz is one of the founders of the elite Tampa Bay Fire Lacrosse Club, and has served the organization as the President and head coach of the U-19 team, where he has assisted dozens of players in going on to outstanding academic and athletic collegiate experiences. He is also the co-founder of the American Indoor Lacrosse Association, where he served as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of this international organization with the mission of extending the NLL-style indoor lacrosse game throughout the United States and globally.
Throughout the state of Florida, Shatz has held a variety of roles within the lacrosse community including serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the West Florida Lacrosse League (WFLL); as a coach with Team Florida, the only state-wide all-star lacrosse program in Florida; and Head Coach of Freedom High School's Varsity Lacrosse Program. Shatz is also the High School Area Chairman for the US Lacrosse-Gulf Coast Chapter where he directs the All-American Selection Committee, among other duties. In 2011, he was appointed to the US Lacrosse Selector Staff to evaluate and select Team USA/U.S. National Men's U-19 team slated to compete in the 2012 World Championships in Turku, Finland.
- Master of Public Health in Hospital Administration with Honors Distinction from Yale University School of Medicine
- Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from Ithaca College School of Allied Health Professions.