Athletic Staff

Carson Manning

Website Creator

Carson created this website her Junior year at Lakewood Ranch High School in her Journalism 3 class. Carson was a gymnast for 14 years, was on the track and field team, and was also a Student Athletic Trainer for two years. Carson plans to major in Athletic Training at the University of South Florida. 

"I was fortunate enough to create this website in order to help students and student athletes have an easier time navigating the different games and teams while also making sure all athletes and their teams feel appreciated."

Kent Ringquist
Athletic Director
Email: ringquik@manateeschools.net
Telephone: 941-727-6100 ext: 2156

"Our student athletes have made a commitment to Lakewood Ranch High School and themselves to excel in their academics and sport. The coaches and staff of Lakewood Ranch High School are providing a foundation for our students to prepare themselves for their future endeavors. It is our privilege to have the opportunity to positively instruct your students this school year.

 

"Lakewood Ranch High School has consistently led the state in our academics and athletics programs.  We have been recognized by the Florida High School Athletic Association, who measures how students perform academically in the classroom and how well a team performs in tournament play.

 

"We are proud to offer students a variety of sports programs including football, cross country, golf, swimming, girls’ volleyball, basketball, competitive cheer, soccer, weightlifting, wrestling, baseball, softball, tennis, track and field, girls’ flag football and lacrosse.

 

"Sportsmanship is an essential part of all games. It is the responsibility of our coaches, athletes, and spectators to display good sportsmanship. We encourage you to be a fan and cheer for our Lakewood Ranch Mustangs in a positive manner that makes our students and community proud.

 

"The Athletic Department is grateful to our parents, staff, and community for the support you provide our student athletes and our coaches. Thank you

Go Mustangs!"

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Sydney Suppa

Athletic Trainer

Email: suppam@manateeschools.net
 
Telephone: (941)- 727- 6100 x 2171

Sydney graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2015. From there, she was a graduate assistant at the University of South Carolina. Sydney's first year as a GA in South Carolina she worked at Calhoun Academy where the football and baseball teams won State Championships. Sydney's second year as a GA she was the primary athletic trainer for USC's beach volleyball team and was able to travel to the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship Tournament in 2017. Sydney also assisted with USC's football and indoor volleyball team. In 2017, Sydney graduated from USC with a Masters of Science in Advanced Athletic Training and started at Lakewood Ranch High School in 2017. Sydney has currently been an Athletic Trainer for six years now and has been at Lakewood Ranch for four years.

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Jeff Simmons

Athletic Fundraiser Coordinator
Email: Simmonsj@manateeschools.net
Telephone:
Office: (941)-727-6100x2199
Cell: (603)-556-0015

Jeff Simmons has been the Fundraiser Coordinator for Lakewood Ranch since 2012. "The support that our sponsors and donators gives to our programs is greatly appreciated," said Simmons. There are many ways to donate, please review the different advertising packages on the LRHS Sponsors page. If you by chance do not see something you like or have an idea for something new, please reach out. "Thank you for your time and commitment to Lakewood Ranch Mustangs Athletics, GO MUSTANGS!"

Simmons is also a football coach for Lakewood Ranch and has been coaching football for twenty two years. He has also coached wrestling, track and field, volleyball, basketball, and flag football.