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Bay Area Adds To Coaching Staff

08/21/2003, 3:05pm EDT
By National Lacrosse League

Bay Area Professional Lacrosse Club and Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment (SVS&E) announced that the club has named Bobby Allan assistant coach (Offensive Coordinator). Allan becomes the fourth member of the coaching staff being assembled by General Manager Johnny Mouradian.

"Bobby Allan is a Canadian Lacrosse icon as both a player and coach," said Johnny Mouradian, Bay Area Professional Lacrosse General Manager. "Having Bob on our staff shows our commitment to success."

Allan, a former player in both Western and Ontario Lacrosse Associations (WLA/OLA), most recently has acted for a year and a half as a consultant to the Ottawa Rebel (formerly of the NLL).

His coaching career includes such accomplishments as serving as head coach for the Canadian National Field Lacrosse team for eight years, and winning the World Championship in England (1978), head coach for the Philadelphia Wings in the original NLL (1974) and served as head coach for the Peterborough Lakers of the OLA for nine years, leading them to the Canadian Professional Championship in 1969.

Allan's playing career extends to both the WLA and OLA, obtaining scoring championships and League MVP Awards in both leagues. Bobby held the Mann Cup scoring record for 10 years and was also a member of five Mann Cup Championship teams, three as a player, one as a playing coach and one as a head coach.

Along with his playing and coaching achievements, Allan was inducted as a player to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the Petersborough Sports Hall of Fame.

For more information about Bay Area Lacrosse, check out the team Web site at www.bayarealacrosse.com or call (408) 977-4775.

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