St. Catharines, Ont. – The St. Catharines Saints are very pleased and excited to announce that President/GM Dave Colbourne has named Pat Campbell as the new Head Coach. Campbell, the highly accomplished former goaltender brings a wealth of lacrosse knowledge and playing experience to the bench, following an exceptional 14 year tenure in the National Lacrosse League where he gained acclaim as one of the top goalies and teammates in the league winning 4 NLL championships along the way.
The 36-year old Campbell started his career playing with the Ontario Raiders in 1998 and moved along with the franchise to Toronto where he captured his first two NLL titles in 1999 and 2000. He also had stops along the way with Columbus, Rochester, Edmonton and Calgary before returning to the Rock to win his fourth Champion's Cup in 2011 with the Rock. Campbell's other NLL Championship came in 2009 as a member of the Calgary Roughnecks. Pat announced his retirement from the National Lacrosse League in 2012 after 14 seasons and is currently working as an assistant coach with the Toronto Rock.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Paddy and his family to the St. Catharines Saints” GM Dave Colbourne said. “His remarkable success in the NLL is well documented in the form of NLL and Mann Cup Championships. Paddy has been a part of many winning environments but beyond his achievements on the lacrosse floor, we believe it is important to find a leader who will get the very best from his players while also developing the kind of culture that fits the Saints organization. Paddy Campbell is that leader and we are anxious for our players and fans to get to know him in the days and years to come”.
Colbourne and Campbell will work together to continue the winning success the Saints have enjoyed the last 2 seasons, and will immediately begin the search to fill the rest of the Saints bench staff for 2013.
The Saints are still seeking volunteers for the upcoming season. If you are interested in being a part of their quest to 3-peat for the Ontario Championship and represent the city of St.Catharines at the Canadian National Presidents Cup for a 3rd straight year please contact President/Gm Dave Colbourne at 905-399-2813 or firstname.lastname@example.org