Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Salt back behind Adanacs bench

Bob Salt is back where it all began.
It took a knee injury to put Salt on the bench, and it will take more than a sudden dismissal to get him off it. The veteran boxla coach's stay on the sidelines lasted all of a handful of months, as the Coquitlam Senior A Adanacs named him their head coach for 2011 Western Lacrosse Association season. Salt replaces Neil Doddridge, who resigned after one season due to work commitments.

You have to go back to the late 1970s - the days of disco, Pierre Trudeau and the Fonz - when Salt first found himself shoehorned behind a bench he'd
much prefer to play in front of. "I had hurt my knee badly and (then-Adanac general manager Sohen Gill) tricked me into it. It wasn't that I didn't want to coach but I didn't want to stop playing," recalled Salt of his 13-year-long on-floor career. "I loved playing. It took a while to get the player out of me."

He took over as coach in 1977 - serving as playing coach in 1978 - and went on to coach Coquitlam to the World Nations Cup crown in 1980, the franchise's first championship title. That team was recently honoured as one of first inductees into the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame. He also coached the Burnaby Lakers, and has been named the WLA coach of the year six times.
To read the full story by Dan Olson from Coquitlam Now.  http://www.burnabynow.com/Former+Burnaby+lacrosse+coach+back+behind+bench/4245751/story.html#ixzz1DQ4cVOPC

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