Photo Credit - Dan Brodie
Vancouver, British Columbia (Tuesday, June 3, 2014) - The Vancouver Stealth have appointed Dan Perreault to the position of Head Coach, effective today,
“We are extremely happy that Dan has accepted our offer to become the team’s Head Coach and know that he will do an outstanding job moving forward,” said Stealth President and General Manager Doug Locker.
Chris Hall and I have had numerous conversations regarding this critical appointment, and we both feel that Dan is the right person for the job. I’m looking forward to sitting down with Dan and CH in the coming days to continue our planning for the 2015 season.”
Perreault, who has served as an Assistant Coach with the Stealth for the past two seasons is excited about the new role,
“I’m honoured to have the confidence of Denise Watkins (owner), Doug and Chris. Chris’s retirement leaves big shoes to fill, but the Stealth have a winning tradition and I look forward to infusing my style into the team and fulfilling that tradition in the seasons ahead.”
In addition to his NLL Coaching duties, Perreault is the Head Coach of the New Westminster Junior A Salmonbellies. He was the BC Junior A Lacrosse League Coach of the Year in 2008.
He is a two–time Minto Cup champion and his Junior A playing career continues to stand out as one of the best in history, as he ranks in the top five all-time in career points (third, 536), goals (fourth, 251), assists (third, 285) and games played (tied for first , 133). Perreault played for the Vancouver Burrards of the Western Lacrosse Association finishing his career with 469 points (213 goals, 256 assists) in 182 games.
He was inducted to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2009.