Vancouver, BC (Monday, October 23, 2017) – The Vancouver Stealth announced today that John Lintz will join the coaching staff for the 2017-2018 season. As Defensive Coordinator, Lintz replaces Clay Richardson, who has resigned due to work commitments.
“John is a highly skilled and intelligent lacrosse player who impressed me with his leadership and on and off the floor. His knowledge of the game and coaching background were compelling reasons for our desire to have him on our coaching staff,” commented Head Coach and Assistant General Manager Jamie Batley. “I want to thank Clay for his service and dedication to the Stealth organization and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Lintz was originally drafted by the Calgary Roughnecks in the 2007 NLL Entry Draft. He missed 6 regular season games during the 2017 season with the Stealth, and is physically unable to perform for the 2017/2018 season. Over his eight-year playing career, he has appeared in four Championship Finals, winning the Champions Cup with Calgary in 2009, Edmonton in 2015 and Saskatchewan in 2016. In 111 regular season and playoff games he has scored 3 goals, 19 assists and 22 points along with grabbing 327 loose balls. In addition, Lintz was a member of the St. Albert Miners Sr. B team that captured the Presidents Cup Championship in 2016 and 2017. He is currently the Academy Director and coach at St. Francis Lacrosse Academy in Edmonton.
“It is an honour to join the Stealth coaching staff, and I am very grateful to Denise Watkins, Doug Locker, and Jamie Batley for believing in me and providing me with this opportunity. There is plenty of work to be done to reach our goal but I’m ready to work tirelessly to help get us there and build on the momentum from last season. It is my hope that I can fill the shoes left by long-time friend Clay Richardson,” said Lintz.
Both John Lintz and Curtis Hodgson will begin their first season on Head Coach Jamie Batley’s staff which also includes Assistant Coaches Jim Milligan and Kevin Alexander. Milligan will begin his third season with the Stealth organization while Alexander enters his eighth.
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The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional indoor lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 11 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Philadelphia NLL, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego NLL, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The 2017-18 NLL season, commemorating the League’s 32nd year, begins in December. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.