Our Mission

The mission of the Origins Leadership program is to facilitate uncommon transformation through the sport of lacrosse by developing leaders who value relentless effort, effective teamwork, service to others, and a growth mindset.  We facilitate transformational experiences for players, coaches, and community members through our special projects that impact underserved lacrosse organizations. The members of Origins Leadership believe positive outcomes are a byproduct of purpose-driven leadership.

Our team

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executive director 
Nick lewis

Offensive Coordinator, University of Arizona

Lacrosse is a full-time passion for Coach Lewis.  He has been coaching since 2001 and has experience coaching at all age levels  He is a certified trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and US Lacrosse's Coaches Development Program.


Coach Lewis grew up in Upstate New York where he played for Whitney Point High School and won back-to-back conference championships and was named First Team All-Conference midfielder.  

He played collegiately at Broome Community College and SUNY Oneonta. 


  • Concordia Irvine | MS Coaching and Excercise Science (2023)

  • SUNY Oneonta |  BS Psychology


  • Certified Trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

  • Certified Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Double-Goal Coach I & II

  • Certified Trainer for USA Lacrosse Coaches Training Program

  • 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

  • Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher (IMMA)

board of directors

Nick Lewis

Origins Leadership, Executive Director

Steve Annest

Ralston Valley High School, Head Lacrosse Coach

jeremy phillips

Uganda Lacrosse Association