Recently the news came that Chesapeake Bayhawks general manager Brian Reese would be retiring from Major League Lacrosse. This comes after he helped lead the Hawks to an MLL title.
Reese was the GM of the Bayhawks for just one season, and he spent time as the Denver Outlaws general manager for five years.
Reese is the only GM in MLL history to have a winning season and playoff berth in each of his years at the helm. He won one championship, the one in Chesapeake this season.
Also a head coach with Denver until 2011, he led those teams to the playoffs with double duty. Since their inception in 2006, the Outlaws have been one of the most competitive teams in professional lacrosse.
Reese made some great moves over his career as a general manager.Â ThisÂ year alone, he acquired Kip Turner, Drew Westervelt and John Grant Jr for the Bayhawks. With Denver, he made draft picks such as Billy Bitter, Brendan Mundorf, Mark Matthews and more. He pulled off the trade to get Peet Poillon to Denver in his last season with the Outlaws as well.
Reese also played MLL where he won a Championship with the Bayhawks in 2002. He begins and ends his career as a Bayhawk, and finishes as one of the best executives in MLL history.