Mammoth Announce Coaching Staff Additions

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On Wednesday July 18th the Colorado Mammoth announced two new additions to their coaching staff as they have now filled vacancies at both offensive and defensive coordinator positions. 

Andrew McBride has been hired as the new Colorado Mammoth defensive coordinator. McBride comes to Colorado after a thirteen year NLL career that ended in 2015. During his NLL career McBride played for one team, Calgary Roughnecks. During his time playing in Calgary he won two NLL championships, 2004 & 2009, and was a two time All-Star, 2008 & 2011. He was also a captain for five seasons in Calgary. McBride's coaching experience has been with the Okotoks Raiders Jr. A of the RMLL. As an assistant coach from 2010 to 2015 he helped lead them to the Minto Cup in 2011 and 2013. McBride took over as the head coach for the Okotoks Raiders Jr. A in 2017. 

McBride said, “It has been a life-long dream of mine to coach the best lacrosse players in the world. I look forward to working tirelessly to bring a championship to the Mile High City and the Mammoth organization.”

Shaw Williams will join the Mammoth coaching staff as the offensive coordinator. Williams comes to Colorado after a seventeen year NLL career that ended in 2015. Williams played for the Ontario Raiders, Toronto Rock, Buffalo Bandits, Edmonton Rush, but spent the majority of his career with the Rochester Knighthawks. He would spend ten years in Rochester  as he was an NLL All-Star six times while with Rochester. Williams was on two NLL championship teams, Toronto 1999 and Rochester 2010. He was a coach for Brock University of the CUFLA in 2009.

Williams said, “I hope to contribute anything and everything that the Mammoth organization needs, from knowledge and experience, to passion for the game and life.”

Mammoth Head Coach Pat Coyle said, “I’m really excited to have Shawn and Andrew join me on the bench. I was lucky enough to call them both teammates at different times in my career. I also had the opportunity to compete against them both for years. They were both excellent team guys, always putting their teams needs ahead of their own. They were also both hard competitors and two guys that their teams really wanted to go to war with. And finally, they are both winners who have won multiple championships. I expect them to bring all those qualities to the Mammoth and there is no doubt in my mind they will.”