Peterborough, ON - After nine years with the program; 2 as a player and 7 as a coach, Josh Wasson is parting ways with the Excalibur this season to pursue a new career option.
As a player, Wasson lead Trent to the Eastern conference title in two consecutive years, 2008 and 2009. He was also named MVP of the league in 2009. He brought immense playing experience to the sidelines as he was also an NCAA Div 1 standout at Hartford University, played professionally in the National Lacrosse League and was part of 5 Mann Cup Championship teams with the Peterborough Major Series Lakers. He spent 7 seasons on the sidelines with Trent helping to build the program into a sustainable force.
Head Coach Geoff McKinley weighed in on the coaching change.
"Personally we have been together for close to a decade so it will be a change for me and obviously we are sad to see him go. His passion for the game has been an integral part of developing this young program from the ground up, but you can never hold someone back from pursuing a better path for themselves. We wish him the best of luck."
Replacing Wasson on the sidelines this fall will be Peterborough native, former Trent All Canadian Drawman and current Ennismore James Gang member Josh Bean. Bean also has CUFLA coaching experience with the Nippissing Lakers; "Josh was there when the program began and is a proud alumnus, he will be a good fit for our staff heading into the 2017 campaign."
Bean will join Geoff McKinley, Mark Farthing and Eric Grice who along with Wasson were named the 2016 CUFLA Coaching Staff of the Year.
The Excalibur training camp opens Aug.25 with their season kicking off Sept. 2 in an Exhibition bout vs U of T at Varsity Stadium 3:30pm.