Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/24/18
From Press Release
Paul Day was announced Friday as the General Manager and Head Coach of the Philadelphia Wings. Day is a highly respected former professional lacrosse player, coach, and executive, and a decorated 27-year police officer.
During a 23-year lacrosse career, Day appeared in the National Lacrosse League finals nine times, capturing five titles, as a player, coach or general manager. He did this all while maintaining a 27-year career as a full-time sergeant for the Niagara Regional Police Service, specializing in street crime, intelligence and recruiting. He retired from the force in 2017 to focus his efforts on the Wings.
His coaching record in the NLL is 82-69 (regular season) and 5-8 (playoffs). As an assistant coach in the NLL, his teams were 82-69 (regular season) and 15-17 (playoffs).
Day, 48, is a Peterborough native who was a sergeant with the Niagara Regional Police.
Day has been a head coach and assistant general manager of the Rochester Knighthawks since 1995 and has been on the bench for four NLL championships including the past three. He has also been the coach and GM of the Edmonton Rush. He was named NLL coach of the year in 2004 and Inside Lacrosse coach of the year in 2001.
He was an assistant GM in 2007 at the Halifax World Championships. He has been an assistant coach with Team Canada in the World Indoor Championships in Czech Republic where Canada won gold and will be the defensive coach for the Canadian team this fall in Syracuse at the world championships.