July 8, 2009

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NLL: Calgary Promotes Pym; Malawsky an Assistant

from press release

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Roughnecks announced today that Dave Pym has accepted the Roughnecks' Head Coach position, while forward Curt Malawsky has accepted the position of Assistant General Manager, as well as Assistant Coach (Offense). Details have yet to be released, and more will follow with an official announcement.
 
"We're pleased to finally get to the point where we can hire within Alberta a head coach with Dave Pym's qualities," said Roughnecks' President and General Manager Brad Banister.
 
"He has been with our team for four years, and we're pleased that we're finally going to be able to hire within the system of the Alberta Lacrosse Association."
 
Pym has been playing an influential role on the Roughnecks coaching staff for the past four years. Before being named the Roughnecks' Assistant Coach and Offence Coordinator in 2007, Pym was the club's premier scout.
 
"It has and will continue to be an honour and a wonderful privilege to work for owners, management and staff who share the same character, determination and hard work as that of the players who so proudly wear the Roughneck jersey," said Pym.
 
Apart from the Roughnecks, Pym works as a Claims Manager with Stantec Consulting Ltd., a multi-discipline design company. Pym currently resides in Sherwood Park, Alberta with his family.
 
Prior to taking on the Assistant Manager/Offensive Assistant Coach role, Malawsky spent many years in the National Lacrosse League as a player. The 39-year-old made his NLL debut with Rochester in 1998 and stayed with the team until 2003.
 
"Curt and I are cut from a very similar cloth," added Pym.
 
"Curt is a warrior in this league and was rewarded this past May with the ultimate prize. He will take over offensive responsibilities and we will be interviewing for a defensive coach next week."
 
Until joining the Roughnecks in 2008, Malawsky played with Vancouver, San Jose and Arizona. Malawsky earned his first Championship ring this past May, helping the Roughnecks win the coveted NLL title over the New York Titans.
 
Malawsky currently resides in Maple Ridge, British Columbia and works as an electrical Supervisor.
 
"Bringing Malawsky in as a technical director, assistant coach and assistant GM is not only going to help me but definitely help rekindle what was lost with Terry and Troy leaving," added Banister.
 
"He has a strong desire to win, he's motivated and his heart is above all in the game, so we're happy."
 


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