Coach Dalton has been the head coach of the Lady Bulldogs varsity program since its inception in 2013. Prior to that she was the coach of the club program at North Gwinnett for two seasons. In 2015 she guided the Lady Bulldogs to the programs' first ever Area 4 title and it's first playoff victory, reaching the state quarterfinals. She teaches Language Arts at North Gwinnett, and also serves as coach of the JV football cheerleading squad.Dalton played lacrosse for four years at Northview High School in Fulton County. She attended the University of Georgia, playing three years for the UGA club lacrosse program before graduating in 2011 and joining the staff at North Gwinnett. She also serves as coach of the Georgia Outlaws U19 Elite summer travel team, and is a Young Life leader for Suwanee/Buford.Coach Dalton is excited and prepared to continue to grow the legacy of lacrosse at North Gwinnett. The program's mission to develop strong athletes and strong young women will continue to be carried out through her actions and words, along with the rest of her coaching staff.
Eric Wright - Head JV Coach
College Attended: Florida A&M University
Studied: Physical Education, Health, and Recreation
2nd year at North Gwinnett High School
Varsity Football Defensive Back Coach
9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
"Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done."
- Benjamin E. Mays
Jeff Gorke - Community Coach
Coach Gorke has been a strong advocate for and is passionate about the growth of women’s lacrosse in the Suwanee area. He has been coaching for the past 5 years, mainly at the youth level (6th – 8th graders) and in the off season with the high school girls. In addition to coaching at North Gwinnett this season, he also coaches the NGLA 8th grade girls’ team. Jeff is a US Lacrosse Level 2 certified women’s coach, a Georgia High School Association (GHSA) certified community coach, certified via the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), and is preparing to finish training as a women’s lacrosse official. This is his first year as a coach with NGHS.
Jeff graduated from Temple University and the University of Richmond where he received bachelors and master’s degrees, respectively. Growing up in Connecticut playing ice hockey, baseball, and football, Jeff continues to play ice hockey in men’s leagues in Gwinnett County. He works for a national healthcare advisory firm and lives with his wife, Pam, in Suwanee along with their daughters, Maddie and Haley, who are seniors on the North Gwinnett girls’ varsity lacrosse team.
Melody Ussery - Community Coach
JV Head Coach 2014 and 2015
Attended Southeastern University
Played collegiate basketball and soccer
Was the head chair of Athletic Growth Development for SEU athletic department
Suwanee/Buford Young Life leader
Teaching U.S. History, Psychology, and Sociology at North
Melody is extremely excited to coach the NGHS girls JV Lacrosse team. She will strive to inspire each player to succeed physically,emotionally, and mentally both on and off the field.