Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/13/10
From Press Releases and Staff Reports
Today the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse announced the hiring of former Philadelphia Barrage assistant and San Francisco Dragons head coach Tom Slate as associate coach.
Slate. who also is the head coach of Downingtown East High, brings 12 years of professional lacrosse experience both as a player and coach to assist the Outlaws with defensive coordination.
“Tom is an excellent coach and he will be a huge asset to us,” said Outlaw Head Coach Brian Reese. “He has coaching experience in the MLL and knows what it takes to win championships at this level. He will bring some new ideas to the Outlaws and will get the best out of the players and the team.”
Slate was named head coach of the San Francisco Dragons in December of 2007. Prior to joining the Dragons, Slate served as Assistant Coach for the Philadelphia Barrage since 2005 and helped lead the Barrage to two consecutive MLL Championships in 2006 and 2007.
In addition to his duties with the Barrage, he has also been the coach at Downingtown East since 2004. In 2007, Slate’s team won the Pennsylvania State Championship and in doing so, he became the first person in Pennsylvania history to win a state title both as a player (Springfield-Delco High School 1992) and as coach.
Slate also played seven years in the National Lacrosse League with the Philadelphia Wings where he assisted the team in winning two championships in 1998 and 2001. Slate also played MLL lacrosse for the Baltimore Bayhawks (now the Chesapeake Bayhawks) for one season.
“I’m really excited to be part of a winning organization like the Outlaws,” said Slate. “I can’t wait to start helping the team achieve their goals for the upcoming season.”
The Denver Outlaws open the season on Saturday, May 15th against the Boston Cannons at Harvard Stadium in Massachusetts.