The Toronto Beaches Jr. A Lacrosse Club would like to extend congratulations to our own head coach Glenn Clark and general manager Clem D’Orazio on joining the New England Black Wolves of the National Lacrosse League. Clark has been named the new Head Coach of the franchise while D’Orazio will be joining as Head Scout and Video Coordinator.

Glenn Clark

Glenn Clark

Clark will offer the Black Wolves a wealth of experience at all levels as a player and coach. Drafted in 1997 by the Ontario Raiders, he spent his rookie season with the Raiders before the team relocated to Toronto and became the Rock. The defender spent seven seasons with the Rock, winning five NLL championships while appearing in two All-Star Games. Clark signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Wings and spent the 2006 season with the Wings, earning his third All-Star appearance, before retiring at the end of the season. Following his playing career, Clark returned to Toronto as the head coach of the Rock. He spent two and a half seasons on the bench for the Rock, compiling a record of 12-19. In addition to his experience coaching in the NLL, Clark has served as an assistant coach for Team Canada since 2011 and earned Canadian Lacrosse League Coach of the Year honors in 2013 while with the Toronto Shooting Stars. He is currently leading his Toronto Beaches Jr. A to their first winning record since 2006.

Clem D'Orazio

Clem D’Orazio

Like Clark, Clem D’Orazio is also in his first season with the Beaches and as general manager he has assembled a team that is playoff bound for the first time since 2006. D’Orazio will also being bringing an impressive lacrosse resume. He is a highly respected lacrosse coach with the Everest Academy, Newmarket Redbirds Minor Lacrosse Club and the U19 Team Ontario Lacrosse Club. Clem’s coaching background includes being the assistant coach with the Brock University Men’s Field team from 2009-2011, where the team won one national championship and was a finalist twice. In 2011, he was a part of the Markham Ironheads Junior B OLA coaching staff of the year. Clem has 3 years of experience in Major Series Lacrosse as the head coach for the Brampton Excelsior’s Major Lacrosse Club and head coach/general manager with the Ajax Rock Major Lacrosse Club. 

As a Junior A organization we are so proud of Glenn and Clem and are privileged to have them with the Toronto Beaches. The Beaches community wish them both success in the upcoming NLL season and we look forward seeing them use their new experience as a tool to make the Beaches Jr. A successful for years to come. 

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