June 25, 2009

NLL: Wings Promote Huntley to GM

from press release

Philadelphia Wings Team President and Owner Russ Cline announced that Dave Huntley has been named the team's new General Manager. This will be Huntley's second stint as Wings General Manager as he was the team's first GM during the 1987-88 seasons. Huntley will maintain his current Head Coach duties.

"The ownership has conducted an extensive study of the positives and negatives of our organization." said Cline. "All the players and staff participated in an open and honest evaluation of where we are today and what it will take win a league championship. We are convinced that with the right changes to the organization we can reach that goal. We determined that Dave Huntley deserves the opportunity to lead us and can do that more effectively as General Manager and Head Coach."

As the Head Coach for Wings, Huntley's record is 17-15. In 2008 he led Philadelphia to its first playoff appearance since the 2002 season. Before his tenure with the Wings, Huntley compiled a very impressive coaching resume. He is a four-time coach of the Canadian National Team and was most recently an assistant coach for the squad that won the gold medal at the 2006 World Championships.

"I appreciate the confidence our owners have demonstrated in me in expanding my duties," remarked Huntley. "We have identified the improvements we need to make to our team and our processes to play consistent winning lacrosse and are working to affect those changes."

Huntley resides in Towson, MD with his wife Nancy. The couple has two children, a daughter, Michelle, and a son, Kevin, who was drafted by the San Jose Stealth with the 5th pick in the 2008 NLL entry draft.

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