NLL awards season is here and two of the game’s best were honored today. Doug Locker, the general manager of the Washington Stealth, was named executive of the year while Toronto Rock head coach Troy Cordingley was named head coach of the year.
“This award, which I’m very humbled by, does not come without the support of great ownership, an outstanding coaching staff, and a group of players who perform week in and week out,” Locker said via press release.
Before this season with the Stealth, Locker made a few moves that included releasing former superstar Jeff Zywicki. He also acquired backup goalie Matt Roik. Other candidates were Derek Keenan of the Edmonton Rush and Rock GM Terry Sanderson.
“This is a real honour,” said Cordingley via press release on his award. “To be recognized with an award that is named after the great Les Bartley leaves me speechless. Les meant so much to this game and to our league. I had the chance to play for him in Buffalo and he had a strong influence on me as a person and as a coach.”
The Rock finished with the best record in the NLL before falling to Minnesota in the playoffs last week. The Rock have had a few injuries they have fought through while players like Scott Evans and Kyle Belton emerged.
Other candidates were Keenan and Stealth head coach Chris Hall.