Making Sense of the Roughnecks Not Retaining Dave Pym

In one of the most shocking moves possible this 2012 National Lacrosse League off seasons, the Calgary Roughnecks let their head coach Dave Pym go, releasing him from his duties as the team’s head coach.

Pym let the Roughnecks to a league best 12-4 in 2012, but fell in the playoffs to the Edmonton Rush, the last qualifying playoff team. He went 33-15 overall in his tenure with Calgary, winning the western crown the past two seasons.

The only ideas I can think of as to why the Roughnecks released Pym is the fact he never won an NLL championship in Calgary. To me, that’s a bit unfair if it is the case, with the Roughnecks having ownership issues in 2011 and in 2012, they had some injuries to Mike Poulin and Curtis Dickson down the stretch.

GM Mike Board will be looking for a new head coach, and one has to imagine they will look long and hard to assistant coach Curt Malawsky, already a very respected coach and has often been talked about as the next NLL head coach in Calgary.

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