Cannons Hire Garber

Cannons Hire Garber

Cannons Hire Garber

Cannons Hire Garber

Boston, MA (January 30, 2007) - The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) today announced the hiring of Ted Garber as an assistant coach. Garber joins head coach Bill Daye and assistant coach Jim Murphy to round the Cannons 2007 coaching staff. Garber spent the 2006 season as an assistant coach for the expansion Chicago Machine. He was the head coach of the Bridgeport Barrage in 2001 and has also coached at both the collegiate and high school levels.

"Ted is a great addition to our staff and team," said Daye. "He has coached at every level and possesses a great working knowledge of the game, especially the MLL game. Jim (Murphy) and I are excited to work with Ted and I know our players are too. Ted will do a great job for the Cannons."

"It is exciting to be back in New England coaching lacrosse professionally," said Garber. "The Boston organization always seems to have a lot of success which is a tribute to the owners, coaches and especially the players who make it all happen."

Garber began his MLL coaching career at the league's inception. He was a coach during the 2000 MLL Summer Showcase Tour. He also guided the Barrage as head coach in the team's inaugural season.

"I bring a great deal of coaching experience in all aspects of the professional game," said Garber. "I believe that I have a very good perspective and understanding of what works successfully in terms of working with the players and the coaching staff during practice and game day situations. When coaching lacrosse at the pro level, my philosophy has always been to allow the players to use their individual talents within a team concept at both ends of the field."

In addition to working for the Machine in 2006 Garber has for the past 12 years coached at the Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut where his overall record is 106-55. He has led the Avon Old Farms team to numerous Western New England titles and Founder's League Championships.

Garber has coached collegiately at the Division I level at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts.

Garber coached at UNH for 13 seasons and led the team to five Northeast championships. He also led UNH to its first and only Division I NCAA tournament game. Garber was named New England Coach of the Year in 1986 and was also the recipient of the Vincent Lobello New England Sportsmanship Award for Coaching.

In 1991 he took over as lacrosse coach at UMass following in the footsteps of his father, the legendary lacrosse coach Dick Garber. Dick won 300 games at UMass during his 36-year career and is a member of the National, New England, Springfield College and UMass Halls of Fame.

Ted Garber played his college lacrosse at UNH graduating in 1975. He was the team's leading scorer from 1971-1975 and a tri-captain as a senior. He was selected for both the All-New England Team and the East-West New England All-Star Game.

Ted and his wife Deb have three children. Their eldest son, Brooks, is a professional golfer; Brett attends UMass and plays for the varsity lacrosse team; and Brittany is involved in lacrosse as well and works in the offices of the men's lacrosse team at UMass.

The first day of training camp for the Cannons is Saturday April 21. Training camp will run for three weekends leading up to Boston's May 12 opener. Camp sessions run Saturdays and Sundays and are open to the media and public.

Season and group tickets are on sale now. Boston Cannons season tickets are $108 and include six action packed evenings of sports entertainment. For ticket information call 888-847-9700 or visit www.bostoncannons.com.

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