2015 Team Canada Indoor Coaching Staff Announced

OTTAWA, ON, October 28, 2013 - Hamilton's own Ed Comeau will return as bench boss for Team Canada Lacrosse's 2015 indoor team, which will compete to defend its title in Onondoga Nation (Syracuse, NY) and Buffalo, NY at the next FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship September 18th to 26th, 2015.

Comeau, currently assistant coach for the Colorado Mammoth in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), is returning to the Team Canada Lacrosse coaching staff for the fifth time. He has been an intricate part of the Team Canada family serving as a member of the coaching staff of the 2006 world champion senior men's field team, as assistant coach in 2003 and 2007 and head coach in 2011 for the world champion men's indoor teams.

Now in his 16th year as a coach in the NLL, Comeau joined the Mammoth as an assistant coach in the 2011 season. Over his 16-year professional coaching career, Comeau has a total of five NLL Champion's Cup titles, has twice served as the head coach of the East Division in the NLL All-Star Game and has earned GM and coach of the year awards. Prior to his current position, he was an assistant coach for the Toronto Rock on four NLL championship squads, was head coach of the Rochester Knighthawks when they won the NLL title in 2007, and was GM-head coach of the NLL's New York and Orlando Titans.

"Our Team Canada selection committee was totally satisfied with the leadership, game knowledge and high level of professionalism that Eddie delivered with the coaches and players who won gold at the last World Games in Prague" explained Team Canada Director Johnny Mouradian. "We are very pleased to announce that Eddie will remain as our Head Coach and once again lead the best lacrosse players in the world."

Dean French, Chair of Team Canada Lacrosse echoed Mouradian's statement, adding "Eddie's a great lacrosse coach but he's an even better person. He's everything you want in a national team coach; we look forward to seeing him and the entire coaching staff in action as we set Team Canada's sight on another world championship title."

Comeau is not the only returning face behind the Team Canada bench, as the successful 2011 Team Canada coaching staff of Derek Keenan, Paul Day and Glen Clark will also step back into their roles.

Derek Keenan - Offensive Coach
Keenan, a resident of Oshawa (ON), is currently the General Manager and Head Coach of the NLL's Edmonton Rush. He has won numerous managing and coaching awards in the NLL during his time in Toronto, Anaheim, Portland and Edmonton. In addition to his professional coaching career, Keenan is the head coach for the Whitby Warriors, 2013 Minto Cup champions, of the Ontario Junior 'A' Lacrosse League.

Paul Day - Defensive Coach
Day, from Peterborough (ON), is currently an assistant coach for the NLL's Rochester Knighthawks and is entering his 15th season with the team (1995-2005, 2009-Present). For three seasons (2006-08), he served as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Edmonton Rush.

Glenn Clark - Goalie Coach
Clark of Stouffville (ON) is a former defenceman and head coach of the Toronto Rock. His role with Team Canada is not limited to the bench; in addition to his coaching duties in 2011 he was member of the 2003 gold medal Team Canada and 2002 Heritage Cup Team. In addition to playing for Team Canada, Clark's playing career also includes three-time Mann Cup Champion (CLA's Senior "A" National Championship), assistant captain of the Toronto Rock (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2005) and three-time NLL All-Star.

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