With the story of the University of Utah lacrosse adding a new coaching staff breaking earlier this week, the Utes have been in the news. New England lacrosse fans have a stake in it, with Boston Cannons attackman Will Manny being announced as one of the assistant coaches.
Manny has been an assistant coach with Wagner at the Division 1 level, and recently graduated with a masters degree from the school.
Utah had been rumored to make the leap to Division 1 from the MCLA, a club lacrosse league, and Lax Sports Network had reported the announcement would be made this Thursday. No announcement was made, the school’s athletics department maintains that they do not plan on making the jump.
Manny joins fellow MLL player Marcus Holman of the Ohio Machine as an assistant coach, under former North Carolina assistant coach Brian Holman, who will head the team.
“Will loves to teach the game, he will add a great dimension to Utah with his passion, leadership and experience in the game as a player and coach,” said Boston Cannons head coach Sean Quirk. “He is very excited about this new opportunity and challenge. We are delighted for him to take this next step in his coaching career.”
Manny is tied for Holman for the sixth most points in Major League Lacrosse this season with 45. His 18 assists are good for fifth in the league.
It remains to be seen how the Cannons are affected by their face of the franchise being based on the west coast as a coach. For now, Boston has three games remaining this season and are hunting for a playoff spot.