Mr. Tony Resch Named Assistant Coach for 2018 Men's National Lacrosse Team
Resch recently led the 2015 U.S. men's national indoor team to a bronze medal at the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.
La Salle College High School Lacrosse Associate Head Coach Mr. Tony Resch has been named Assistant Coach for the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team.
The U.S. Team will go for their 10th Gold Medal at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Manchester, England.
Tony Resch was an assistant coach for the gold medal-winning 2010 U.S. men's national team, and recently led the 2015 U.S. men's national indoor team to a bronze medal at the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. A 2008 NLL Hall of Fame inductee, Resch was head coach of the Philadelphia Wings from 1993-2001, where he led the team to four NLL titles (1994-95, 1998, 2001) and was named 2001 NLL coach of the year. In the MLL, Resch led the Philadelphia Barrage from 2005-2008, winning league championships in 2006 and 2007 and earning coach of the year in 2006 and 2008. He also has been an assistant coach on three MLL championship teams with the Chesapeake Bayhawks (2003, 2012-13). As a player, Resch was a defenseman on the gold-medal winning 1990 U.S. men's national team. He currently works a guidance counselor and associate head coach at La Salle, where the Explorers have won four state titles in 12 years and have won 19 of last 23 Philadelphia Catholic League Championships.
The Team USA staff will begin their tenure at the Team USA Spring Premiere, Jan. 9-10 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where the U.S. will face defending NCAA champion University of Denver in an exhibition game. The Team USA roster will be announced later this month. Tryouts for the 2018 U.S. men's national team will be held in summer 2017.
The U.S. men's national team has amassed a 59-4 all-time record in international play, claiming gold at nine World Championships (1967, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010).
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