The New York NLL team (yet to be named) has named Regy Thorpe as their head coach and general manager. The NLL franchise is set to begin play next season and will call the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island home.
Thorpe bring over twenty years of experience ad a coaching and general manager in both the box and field game to the expansion franchise. Thorpe spent 15 years as a pro player in both the NLL (1995-2009)with the Rochester Knighthawks and the MLL (2001-2006) with the Rochester Rattlers. Thorpe played in college at Syracuse where he was an All-American and helped lead the Orange to the 1992 national championship where they fell to Princeton.
His first coaching job was as a player-coach for the Rochester Rattlers in 2006.
Thorpe was then named the head coach of the head coach of the OJALL’s Six Nations Arrows prior to the 2007 season. Thorpe was then named GM of the Rochester Knighthawks in 2008 as he became the first player-GM in NLL history. That maybe the first in pro sports history as well?
He was the head coach of the MLL’s Hamilton Nationals in 2011 as he led them to an MLL championship. Thorpe is currently an assistant coach for the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team and is the head coach of the US Men’s National Box team that will play in the 2019 WIL in Langley, BC in September.
The NLL New York franchise also announced that their logo and team name will be revealed during the New York Open (February 9th-17th).