Seminoles Coaching Staff

FSU Coach Patrick Dickson

Patrick Dickson

Head Coach

Coach Dickson joins the Florida State community following a stint as the men’s head lacrosse coach at Coral Springs High School, where he and his assistant had the best statistical season in the Colts’ career, where the offense was 50% more efficient than years prior and the defense was 25% more efficient than the previous year.

Prior to Coral Springs, he was an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at his alma matter, Cardinal Newman High School. 

As a student athlete, he attended Utica University, appearing in 16 games for the Pioneers. In 2017, he was part of the Utica team that set the school record for wins in a single season. 

Prior to his collegiate experience, he played at Cardinal Newman High School where his senior class led the team to the most wins in a single season for that time period, and he was the second leading scorer.

Coach Dickson’s philosophy when it comes to coaching is, “If this group of men can hold not only themselves but each other to the highest standard both on and off the field, then not only are we headed in the right direction as a team, but as a program that will lead good men, husbands, and fathers into this world.”

Chris Anders

Chris Anders

Assistant Coach & Faceoff Coach

Coach Anders has been on the FSU men’s lacrosse staff as an assistant and faceoff specialist coach since 2021 where he joined under former head coach and FSU alumni Darby Brower. In that time he’s coached his faceoff unit to 3rd team All-SELC in 2022.

Prior to FSU, Coach Anders was head coach of his alma mater Chiles High school in Tallahassee Florida for 6 seasons (2014-2019) where he lead The Timberwolves to a 62-30 record and coached them to their second district title in 2018.

While coaching at Chiles High, Coach Anders formed Wolfpack Lacrosse Club (2017-2019). Dedicated to providing the game of lacrosse to more players with the best atmosphere to grow as a player and a man.

As a player, Coach Anders was a 4 year varsity letterman at Chiles High school (2008-2011) when they earned their first district title is team history 2009 where he played midfield. After graduation he would go on to coach Chiles JV lacrosse team for two season (2012-2013) before becoming head coach of the program. 

Zach Ryan

Zach Ryan

Assistant Coach & Defensive Coordinator

After spending the past five seasons as a member of the Florida State lacrosse team, coach Ryan joins the staff for his first season as an assistant. While at Florida State, Ryan was a member of multiple successful teams, including the 2019 MCLA quarterfinalist squad. After wrapping up his career at FSU, he jumps right into leading a unit he is already familiar with. 

Prior to Florida State, Ryan grew up in Davie, Florida and played his high school lacrosse at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches, Florida. He played his club lacrosse for Barracudas Lacrosse Club and South Florida Prime. 

Coach Ryan is currently a Master’s student at Florida State University currently pursuing a graduate degree in Sport Management.