What a Canada Day for Coach Day eh?
Paul Day, who serves as both general manager and coach for the Wings was awarded the National Lacrosse League’s Les Bartley Award for Coach of the Year and General Manager of the Year.
The Philadelphia Wings, Philadelphia’s indoor lacrosse team, had a very good season this year. After rejoining the NLL last season and going 4-14, they were in the midst of a turn around before the season was stalled by COVID-19. The Wings had built up an 8-6 record and were on the way to being considered a contender to win the entire league.
The 23-year pro lacrosse veteran has seen it all in his day. From being on 5 championship teams in three different roles (player, coach, and GM) as well as maintaining a 27-year career on the Niagra Regional Police Service. Plus as if his list of accomplishments wasn’t already impressive, Day was part of the 2020 class of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
So congratulations to one of the Canadians doing his thing in the great city of Philadelphia. Happy Canada Day to Coach Day, the majority of the Wings team, the Flyers, and any of our northern neighbors who have found themselves in Philly. Cheers to you with a Molson or Labatt or Crown Royal!