Troy Cordingley enters his first season as head coach of the Buffalo Bandits after being named the team’s seventh head coach in franchise history on July 3, 2013.
Cordingley joins the Bandits after serving as head coach of the Toronto Rock for the last four NLL seasons. Under his tutelage, the Rock led the East Division twice (2012 and 2013) and reached the NLL championship game twice (2010 and 2011), including a Champion’s Cup win in 2011. Last season, Cordingley guided the team to a league-best 10-6 record, earning his second Les Bartley Award, given annually to the NLL Head Coach of the Year.
The Oakville, Ontario native began his head coaching career in Calgary in 2008 after first serving as an assistant coach for the Bandits. He led the Roughnecks to a Champion’s Cup in 2009, winning the Les Bartley Award for the first time in his career.
Prior to his coaching career, Cordingley played nine seasons of professional lacrosse from 1993 to 2001, including his first seven as a member of the Bandits. He currently ranks in the top 10 in Bandits history in goals (96) assists (137) and points (233) and won two championships with the club.