Rich Kilgour enters his ninth season on the Bandits’ coaching staff and first as head coach. He joined Buffalo’s coaching staff prior to the 2011 season after a year away from professional lacrosse following his retirement from the NLL in 2009. He spent the entirety of his 18-year playing career (1992-2009) with the Bandits, serving as captain for 12 seasons from 1998 to 2009. His teams made the playoffs 13 times and won four championships (1992, 1993, 1996 and 2008).
Kilgour played in 200 career regular season games as a defensive specialist for the Bandits, scoring 317 career points (94 goals, 223 assists). He was a part of the 1993 Bandits, the only team in league history to go undefeated through the regular season and playoffs (10-0).
Kilgour is also the head coach of the Six Nations Chiefs of Major Series Lacrosse.
As part of the 25th anniversary celebration, he was named to the Bandits’ All-Time Team. Kilgour’s number 16 jersey was retired and lifted to the rafters of KeyBank Center on April 16, 2011. In 2010, he was inducted to both the NLL Hall of Fame and the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.