From a Young Player to an Experienced Coach

For David Salter, lacrosse has been a part of his life since childhood.

“I started playing lacrosse when I was about 9 years old in Frederick, Maryland,” said Salter, an assistant coach at piedmont college.

Salter was born in Frederick, Maryland in 1994, growing up in a heavily suburban area, with a lot of siblings and a big family.

 “Growing up with a large family was hectic, but also very fun around the holidays, It was nice having older and younger siblings.” 

Coach Salter grew up with a lot of brothers and sisters and was forced to find his own niche. “I picked up a stick when I was nine years old because I was getting tired of baseball and my dad made me find a new sport,” he said. After high school he went to community college and played lacrosse there. Later on, he found himself in contact with the Belmont Abbey College head lacrosse coach. He made a good relationship with the coach and found himself transferring there after a year of community college. Coach Salter found himself as a defensive midfielder in college because in high school his coach said he was not big enough to play offense anymore, so he became a defensive middie to get playing time. 

Originally, he wanted to be a hospitality major, but then he got a new coach who sparked his interest in coaching.

“I’ve always been a social person, so I figured why not make a living off of something I love to do,” he said.

Salter and the Lions are 2-2 to start the season on the right note.

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