After winning a championship in 2012, Chesapeake Bayhawks general manager Brian Reese has retired from Major League Lacrosse.
Reese led the Bayhawks to a Championship with his moves in the off season, acquiring Kip Turner, John Grant Jr, Drew Westervelt among others. Reese said he retired to spend more time with his family.
Before joining the Bayhawks, Reese had been the GM with the Denver Outlaws for five seasons. In those five years, Reese was a head coach with Denver for four of them.
Reese, who played with the Bayhawks and was a part of the 2002 championship team, has led a team to the playoffs and a winning season in all six years as an MLL general manager.
From the Major League Lacrosse website:
“I have been an MLL general manager for the past 8 years and have taken tremendous pride in building great teams and have been extremely fortunate to work with many great people,â€ Reese stated. Â â€œEnding this season with the Bayhawks and winning the MLL Championship was truly special and will be something I will never forget. Right now itâ€™s time for me to focus on my family and my life away from the MLL. I’m looking forward to spending more time with my four wonderful kids and wife and be there as they compete at their own respective sports. I would like to thankÂ Brendan Kelly, Dave Cottle and the entire Bayhawks staff for the opportunity to work in a great organization. Â I started my MLL career as a Bayhawk and itâ€™s great to finish as one. I also want to thank all the players that I have had the chance to be around. It’s been an honor to work with them and they truly make the sport great. I can now shift to being a fan and enjoy a little extra free time.”