Kilgour Named Iroquois Head Coach for WILC 2019

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The Iroquois Nationals have announced that they have appointed Rich Kilgour as head coach for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (WILC) that will be held in September of 2019. This will be the second time that Kilgour has held the position of head coach for the Iroquois Nationals box team.

Kilgour has a wealth of experience coaching and playing at various different levels including the NLL and international. Kilgour played for the Iroquois Nationals in 2003 and was the head coach in 2015. During the 2015 WILC Kilgour led the Iroquois to a silver medal as they lost to Canada in the gold medal game.

Currently, Kilgour is one of the co-head coaches of the Buffalo Bandits along with John Tavares. Prior to being named co-head coach Kilgour was an assistant on the Bandits coaching staff for eight years. He was hired as an assistant after an eighteen year playing career in Buffalo. As a Bandit Kilgour was part of four NLL championship winning teams. In Junior A and Senior A Kilgour was able to capture one Minto Cup and four Mann Cups. 

Kilgour has also coached at the Senior A level with the Six Nations Chiefs. As the head coach of the Chief's Kilgour has helped lead them to three Mann Cups. Kilgour has been inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame and the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

The Iroquois will be a top tier contender again in 2019 as they have some unbelievable talent on the floor and behind the bench. This announcement of Rich Kilgour as head coach comes after Curt Styres was announced as general manager earlier this week.