New York, NY (July 28, 2020) – The New York Riptide announced today that head coach Dan Ladouceur will be joined behind the bench by offensive coordinator Jason Crosbie and defensive coordinator Pat Jones for the 2020-21 National Lacrosse League (NLL) season.
“I’m very familiar with both of these guys and that brings a level of trust that is incredibly important in building a staff,” Ladouceur said. “Jason is an experienced coach on the international scene and in the junior ranks. As a player, he made a living on the inside part of the floor and he will help our team improve in that area as well as the rest of the floor. Pat was a captain of multiple teams and is one of the most hardworking and prepared people I know. He is incredibly organized, enthusiastic and ready to make his way in this league.”
Crosbie, selected 24th overall in the 1998 NLL draft by the Ontario Raiders, spent 11 seasons in the league. He wrapped up his career with 397 points on 142 goals and 255 assists in 134 games and was an All-Star reserve in 2009. He also won three Mann Cup titles during his Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) career. Crosbie began his coaching career in 2003 with the Clarington Green Gaels and won two Founder’s Cups behind the bench with them. He then moved to Ontario Series Lacrosse with the Merchants Lacrosse Club and spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach in MSL with the Brooklin Redmen. Crosbie has also been the offensive coordinator of the Israeli men’s indoor team since 2015, which placed fourth in that years FIL World Indoor Championships and fifth in the 2019 edition. In 2017, Israel captured a gold medal at the ELF European Box Lacrosse Championships.
Jones spent nine seasons in the NLL, seeing action in 102 games. In his career he had two goals and 33 assists for 35 points while also recording 60 penalty minutes and 449 loose ball pickups. At the face-off dot, he went 1247-of-2556, winning 48.8% of his attempts. Jones assisted Ladouceur during the Pee Wee National Box Lacrosse Championships and he has also coached in the Oshawa Minor Lacrosse Association.
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