PHILADELPHIA WINGS Introduce General Manager And Head Coach Paul Day As The New Era Of The Wings Franchise Begins
Mar 19, 2018
The Philadelphia Wings today introduced Paul Day as the new General Manager and Head Coach of the City’s new National Lacrosse League franchise. Day is a highly respected former professional lacrosse player, coach, executive, and decorated 27-year police officer.
“Coach Day is an exciting addition to our team. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position. His past success speaks for itself. He knows what it takes to win in this league. His passion for the sport and the Wings is unmatched. His coaching style and personality will make him a perfect fit for this city” said Shawn Tilger, Governor, Philadelphia Wings & Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Philadelphia Flyers.
During a 22-year lacrosse career, Day appeared in the NLL Finals nine times, capturing five titles, as a player, coach or general manager. Most recently, Day was the assistant coach of the Rochester Knighthawks. He did this all while maintaining a 27-year career as a full-time sergeant for the Niagara Regional Police Service, specializing in street crime, intelligence and recruiting. He recently retired from the force to focus his efforts on the Wings.
His coaching record in the NLL is 82-69 (regular season) and 5-8 (playoffs). As an assistant coach in the NLL, his teams were 82-69 (regular season) and 15-17 (playoffs).
In an effort to get acquainted with the Philadelphia community, Coach Day will be meeting with Philadelphia Flyers Head Coach Dave Hakstol (March 22nd), Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown (March 20th) and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. (March 22nd). In addition, Coach Day will be conducting lacrosse clinics at local schools and at the Paley Police Athletic League Center (5332 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA /March 21st/4:30PM).
Season ticket memberships are currently on sale now through the team’s new website, www.wingsLAX.com or by calling 215-952-LAX1, and include exclusive benefits such as team access and events. Fans can also follow the team @NLLWings to receive behind the scenes information as the team prepares to start it’s nine game home season at the Wells Fargo Center in December of this year.