PHILADELPHIA WINGS HEAD COACH AND GENERAL MANAGER PAUL DAY SELECTED FOR TWO NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE AWARDS
NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE NAMES DAY HEAD COACH OF THE YEAR AND GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 1, 2020) – After leading the Wings to a record of 8-6 on the 2019-2020 season, a dramatic improvement over 2018-19 (4-14), Head Coach and General Manager Paul Day has been named General Manager of the Year and the recipient of the prestigious Les Bartley Award, which recognizes the National Lacrosse League’s Head Coach of the Year. This is Day’s second Les Bartley Award; he first won the award as head coach of the Rochester Knighthawks in 2004.
“We’re thrilled that Coach Day has been named the National Lacrosse League’s General Manager of the Year and the recipient of the Les Bartley Award,” said Lindsey Masciangelo, Chief Operating Officer, Philadelphia Wings. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor. This recognition truly speaks to Coach Day’s character and his tremendous commitment to building a championship team in Philadelphia.”
Day has led the Wings as Head Coach and General Manager since the team was purchased by Comcast Spectacor and returned to Philadelphia in 2017. He has built the team strategically through the expansion draft, free agency, and the entry draft, laying the foundation for future success while building a championship contender in just two years.
During a 23-year lacrosse career, Day appeared in the National Lacrosse League finals nine times, capturing five titles, as a player, coach or general manager. He did this all while maintaining a 27-year career as a full-time sergeant for the Niagara Regional Police Service, specializing in street crime, intelligence and recruiting. He retired from the force in 2017 to focus his efforts on the Wings. Most recently, Day was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a member of the 2020 class.
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