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The Professional Lacrosse League announced today that 37 year old Paul Stewart has been named to the position as Vice President of Lacrosse Operations for the new Professional Indoor Lacrosse League.
Stewart has been an assistant coach with several National Lacrosse League (NLL) teams. He is also the technical director of the United States Box Lacrosse Association. Stewart was an assistant coach with the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Toronto team which won the MLL championship in 2009. Paul also was an assistant coach with Team Canada.
Stewart will be responsible for all lacrosse operations including enforcing rules, setting the league schedule, and hiring referees. He will also work closely with PLL teams in regards to lacrosse related issues. Stewart will work closely with league President Brett Vickers and also Graham D’Alvia the owner of the Charlotte Copperheads who heads up the leagues competition committee.
“I don’t think we could have picked a better person to head up our lacrosse department for the league” says Vickers. “Paul has experience on every level of lacrosse and his coaching experience in the NLL and MLL will be invaluable to our league.”
Graham D’Alvia said “I am looking forward to working with Paul on league lacrosse issues and thrilled to have someone with Paul’s experience overseeing the referees and lacrosse rules.” “I couldn’t think of a better job in lacrosse right now”, says Stewart. “The Professional lacrosse league is giving pro players an opportunity to play when there is no other pro lacrosse being played. I look forward to working with Brett Vickers and the owners in the league. The executive team that we are building will ensure that when we drop the ball this fall, the fans will be getting a top quality product!”