The Buffalo Bandits have let go of head coach Darris Kilgour after not making the 2013 NLL playoffs.
“It’s never easy making this type of decision,” said Scott Loffler, Bandits director of lacrosse operations via press release. “However, we felt that a change at head coach is needed at this time to turn things around. What makes this decision especially difficult is that we are parting ways with Darris Kilgour, who has been an integral part of the success and history of the Buffalo Bandits. Words cannot express our gratitude for what Darris has done for this organization and there is no doubt he will have success in lacrosse circles in the future. We wish him the best of luck.”
Kilgour has been the Bandits coach since 2003. The Bandits were the only team not to make the playoffs in 2013 and struggled at nearly all positions of the game. Kilgour had been the Bandits general manager before last season when they fired him and hired Steve Dietrich. One of Kilgour’s last moves as GM was trading for Anthony Cosmo and giving up two first round picks.
With the Bandits Kilgour has won three NLL titles and played with Buffalo for eight seasons and is in the NLL hall of fame. Kilgour is the all time winningest head coach in NLL history when he surpassed Les Bartley with 94 in 2010. He was the 2003 NLL coach of the year.