Sunday, 19 April 2015

Saints add Roger Chrysler to coaching staff

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The St. Catharines Saints are very pleased to announce the addition of Roger Chrysler as an Assistant Coach/Defense for the 2015 season.

"I am very excited to have Roger join Jeff and Matt on the bench for the upcoming season.” said Saints President/ General Manager Dave Colbourne.” Roger brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to an already strong coaching staff. All three have had success as a player and coach and they will look to lead the Saints to another National title this summer.”

Jeff Dowling enters his 3rd season as Head Coach with the Saints. During his playing days, Dowling led the Brock Badgers to three CUFLA Championships. Dowling has won two NLL championships as an assistant coach (2004 with Calgary and 2008 with Buffalo) and was an Assistant GM with Canada’s 2007 World Championship Team. Dowling also serves as Head Coach of the National Indoor team from Ireland that will compete at the World Championships in September later this year. Jeff was the Head Coach/GM with the Canadian Lacrosse League Niagara Lock Monsters in 2014 when they won the Creator’s Cup.

Matt Attwood
enters his 3rd season running the Saints offense. Another Brock Lacrosse alumnus, Attwood is a native of St.Catharines and is the current head coach of the Niagara Lock Monsters in the Canadian Lacrosse league. Before this season Attwood was also the Head Coach of the St.Catharines Spartans.

Roger Chrysler joins the Saints for his 1st season and he is expected to run the teams defence. Chrysler is a native of Tuscarora, NY and is currently serving as an assistant coach with the Ohsweken Demons in the Canadian Lacrosse league.  From 2012-2014 Roger was a member of the Niagara Thunderhawks Jr.b coaching staff that won top coaching staff in back to back years.

With the entire staff now in place, the team will continue preparations for the upcoming season. The Saints start the 2015 season with their home opener on Thursday May 7th versus the Six Nations Rivermen at 8pm.

For any media inquiries please feel free to contact:
Dave Colbourne
St.Catharines Saints

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