Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Warlords lose coach

The winningest coach in the Welland Warlords 10-year history won't be back behind the junior B lacrosse team's bench for a fourth season.
Jesse Cracknell cited the increased demands of attending school in Buffalo, where he is studying to become a chiropractor, in his decision to step down after guiding the Warlords into the playoffs in each of his three seasons as coach.
"Jesse felt that with school he just didn't have the time to devote to games and practices," said general manager Bob Wright, who described the departure of the 28-year-old Fonthill resident from day-to-day operations as a "big blow to the club."
"Jesse has meant so much to this franchise. In his three seasons behind the bench we went 35-23-2, and we made the playoffs every year," Wright said.
"His presence on the bench will be greatly missed. He took a 0-40 team and made them into a team that started to believe in themselves and what transpired was a winning attitude."
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