General Manager and Head Coach Derek Keenan announced today Jeff McComb will join the Rush coaching staff as Offensive Coach.
“Jeff McComb has a proven track record of coaching productive offense at every level of lacrosse. He is a multiple Canadian Champion at the Jr. A level and has 5 years of NLL experience under his belt as an offensive coach. He is progressive and innovative and is familiar with and has worked with a number of our players including Zack Greer, Curtis Knight, Cory Conway and Mark Matthews.” states GM/Head Coach Derek Keenan
Keenan is very familiar with the new offensive coach as McComb is the Offensive Coach for the Junior A Whitby Warriors 2013 Minto Cup Champions. McComb brings numerous levels of coaching experience to the Rush coaching staff. His experience includes five years as an NLL assistant coach, 17 years as a head and assistant coach at the Junior A level in Ontario, 15 years as head coach of the Oshawa Blue Knights U-19 Field lacrosse Program and time as an assistant coach at 2 World U-19 Championships.
The Edmonton Rush thanks Todd Lorenz for the 4 years he dedicated in helping this team finally reach the upper echelon of the NLL. He is and always will be a good lacrosse guy and more importantly a great friend to the coaching staff, fans and ownership of the Edmonton Rush.
The Rush coaching staff will prepare for the upcoming 2013 NLL Entry Draft which takes place in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 16. Edmonton has the No. 4 overall pick in the draft (acquired from Philadelphia in the blockbuster Brodie Merrill trade) and two key second-round selections at No. 11 (traded to Edmonton from Minnesota in exchange for Shawn Williams) and No. 13 (acquired from Philadelphia). The Rush's own slated picks - No. 5 and No. 14 - were previously traded to Minnesota and Buffalo. Out of those two trades for picks, the Rush landed Zack Greer from the Swarm and Jeremy Thompson from the Bandits.
DRAFT TIDBITS: The Rush do not have a third- or fourth-round pick as they were previously traded to Minnesota and Philadelphia. Edmonton does pick in the fifth round at No. 42 and the Rush have two picks in the sixth and final round with back-to-back picks at 51 and 52, the latter of which came in a trade with Calgary ... The Rush's 13th overall pick initially belonged to Minnesota before going to Philadelphia and eventually to Edmonton ... Minnesota has a staggering four picks in the first round (1st, 2nd, 5th, and 7th ) then no picks in the second round followed two picks in each of the third and fourth rounds.
The 2013 NLL Draft takes place on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario. TRAC is located at 1132 Invicta Drive in Oakville. The Draft begins at 7pm Eastern. See the current order of selection for the six rounds of the Draft by clicking here.
The 2013 Player Combine for draft-eligible players takes place at TRAC from Sept. 14-15. The Combine culminates with the Combine Prospects Game on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2pm Eastern. Players will be made available to the media following the game, which is expected to end at approximately 4pm Eastern.