Tony Resch Named U.S. Indoor Lacrosse Head Coach for 2015
La Salle College High School Lacrosse Associate Head Coach and Guidance Counselor Mr. Tony Resch has been named the United States Indoor Lacrosse Head Coach for 2015 and will lead the Americans in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Indoor Championship.
"I am honored to be named the head coach of the 2015 U.S. indoor team," Resch said. "There is no greater privilege than to represent your country in any capacity. I am excited to work alongside the experienced staff that we have in place. Our goal is to put together a committed, talented, hard-working team of players that will embrace the great challenge ahead of us to win an indoor world championship."
The 2015 FIL World Indoor Championship will be held September 18-26 in Onondaga Nation, NY, and Buffalo, NY. The U.S. has placed third in each of the three previous world championship events, held in 2003, 2007 and 2011.
Tony Resch is regarded as one of the game's top defensive coaches at any level. He was the head coach of the Philadelphia Wings from 1993-2001, leading the team to four NLL titles (1994-95, 1998, 2001), and in 2001 he was named NLL coach of the year. He was inducted to the NLL Hall of Fame in 2008.
A mainstay in MLL coaching circles, Resch led the Philadelphia Barrage from 2005-2008, winning MLL championships in 2006 and 2007. Twice he was named MLL coach of the year (2006, 2008).
Resch was an assistant coach on the 2010 U.S. outdoor team in Manchester, England. A two-time All-American defenseman at Yale University, Resch was a member of the gold-medal winning 1990 U.S. outdoor team. During his time with Coach Bill Leahy at La Salle, the Explorers have won four state titles in 12 years.
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