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Our Mission

Facilitate uncommon transformation through the sport of lacrosse by developing leaders who value relentless effort, effective teamwork, service to others, and a growth mindset. The members of Origins Leadership believe positive outcomes are a byproduct of purpose-driven leadership.

Our team

Founder, director 
Nick lewis

Account Executive, Just Play Solutions

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)


Program director 
Patrick Oriana

Head Coach, Uganda U21 National Team

Born and raised in Uganda, Coach "Patto" started playing lacrosse in 2011 right about the time the sport was introduced in Uganda. Coach Patto considers himself very fortunate to represent Uganda twice as a player and Team Captain in the 2014 Men's Lacrosse World Championship and the 2018 Men's World Championship held in Denver-Colorado and Netanya-Israel respectively. He also played in the Israel Premier Lacrosse League in 2017 for the Netanya Bolts


He started coaching in 2016 which has seen him serve with Team Uganda as the U21 Men's first home-grown African Lacrosse Head Coach. He also served as an Assistant Coach with Kenya Lacrosse Women's U19 Team in  2019, and volunteer coach for FCA Lacrosse-Uganda.


Patrick is passionate about mentorship, personal growth, and development and believes sports can be used to create a positive impact on individuals and communities.


  • Makerere University Business School: Bachelors in  Business Administration, Finance 2011

  • Certified Professional Banker with Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services 2014

Coaches Training:

  • World Lacrosse, Coaches Trainer 2021

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board of directors

Nick Lewis

Origins Leadership, Executive Director

Steve Annest

Ralston Valley High School, Head Lacrosse Coach

jeremy phillips

Uganda Lacrosse Association

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