New York, NY (June 3, 2020) – The New York Riptide announced today that they have parted ways with head coach and general manager Regy Thorpe.
In addition to Thorpe, the coaching staff and lacrosse operations team will also not be retained for the 2020-21 National Lacrosse League season. The inaugural season for the New York Riptide concluded on April 8 as the NLL announced that the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season was cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19.
“I would like to thank Regy and the whole staff for helping set the foundation for the Riptide in their inaugural season,” said Rich Lisk, Executive Vice President of GF Sports. “While this was not a hasty or easy decision, I felt after evaluating our lacrosse operations department that this move was needed for the best interest of the organization. I look forward to putting together a staff that will help us become the premier team in the NLL on and off the field.”
Thorpe, hired on February 16, 2019 to serve as the first head coach in Riptide history, brought over 20 years of experience to the role. Prior to getting into coaching, he spent 15 seasons playing in the NLL, all with the Rochester Knighthawks. He won two NLL Championships during his tenure with the club.
“I’d like to thank GF Sports for the opportunity and respect their decision,” Thorpe said. “I’d also like thank my staff who worked tirelessly around the clock to put the work in to get a team off the ground. I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead this group of men and wish them continued success.”
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