The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse won their first championship in franchise history this past August and much of the credit went to coach Bill Daye. Daye resigned today after six seasons on the job with a career record of 42-29.
Daye, who also served as a player for the Cannons beginning back in 2001, decided that he wanted to spend more time with his family and felt it was time to move on.
"This was obviously a very difficult decision, however it was one that was made based on my desire to spend more time with my family, especially with our girls, Adison and Ollie, growing up so quickly," Daye said in a team press release. "I would like to thank Matt Dwyer and the ownership group for giving me an opportunity to be part of this great organization for nine years."
"I want to thank the players I’ve had the privilege of coaching for the past six years, especially the 2011 team, which came together to capture the Cannons’ first championship," continued Daye. "And I can’t forget about the unbelievable fan base we have in Boston. It’s truly been a pleasure every year, at each home game, playing in front of the Cannons faithful. Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank my wife Alison for being my number one supporter for my nine years involved in Major League Lacrosse and allowing me to pursue my dream."