Team Canada: Men’s Field U19 Head Coach and Team Coordinator Announced
Canadian Lacrosse Association – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is pleased to announce Matt Brown as head coach and Dan Carey as the team coordinator of the Canadian Men’s U19 Field Lacrosse Team. This team will represent Canada at the Men’s U19 Lacrosse World Championship in Ireland in July 2020.
Matt Brown has been working with Team Canada since 2012, now taking on the role of head coach. He was an assistant coach in 2012 and 2016 for the Men’s U19 World Championships, and in 2014 and 2018 for the Men’s World Championships. He is the associate head coach at the University of Denver, and co-founder of both United States Box Lacrosse Association & Academy and the LXTC – Lacrosse Training Center. Brown has an extensive playing career in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and Major Lacrosse League (MLL).
Dan Carey is the General Manager, VP and Governor of the Rochester Knighthawks. Before this, he held a similar role with the Colorado Mammoth. Carey played for many years in the NLL with the Colorado Mammoth and the Toronto Rock. He is a Team Canada alumnus who competed at the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. In 2018, he returned to Team Canada as a staff member.
“Both Matt Brown and Dan Carey continue their involvement with Team Canada as the foremost experts in their field for our country and for the game of lacrosse. Matt Brown is an excellent coach, talent evaluator, and teacher of the game. His experience with Team Canada and as an NCAA coach are second to none. Team Canada is very fortunate to have him,” said Steve Govett, National Team General Manager for Men’s Field Lacrosse.
“Dan Carey has emerged as one of Canada’s most outstanding administrators for team management, Dan is a true leader in every sense of the word and has invaluable experience with our national teams and in the NLL. Matt Brown and Dan Carey are both true professionals.”
About the Canadian Lacrosse Association
Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. The CLA’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. The CLA oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The CLA is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners – New Balance Athletics, Warrior Sports, NormaTec Recovery Systems, Canadian Red Cross, Westjet, RockTape, OPRO and Baron Rings – as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation. For more information on Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit our website at www.lacrosse.ca and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Canadian Lacrosse Association
Phone: 613-260-2028 ext. 302