Farewell Coach Silcott
After more than 4 years as Head Coach, Lacrosse Scotland bids farewell to Coach Silcott
Coach Silcott is admired and respected by all at LS and we will miss his enthusiasm, drive and determination. Coach Silcott coached the squad through an U19 World Championship, Senior European Championship, World Championship, Four British National Championships, and many domestic & European tournaments. Coach Silcott founded the Edinburgh 6’s tournament in 2019, which is set to continue annually, in Edinburgh, and we hope to see him there sometime!
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you & good luck in your future endeavours. You will be missed, not only as Coach, but as a friend & mentor too. You brought a great deal to the squad, and we know they’ll be keen to continue to build and strengthen from where you left off. It’s not ‘goodbye’, it’s ‘see you soon’, Coach!
Brian’s contribution and commitment to Lacrosse Scotland over the past 5 years has been huge and we are all hugely grateful for his contribution. I first met Brian in 2015 and I was immediately struck by his passion, enthusiasm and understanding for the game. His desire to see players of all standards improve is a special quality and he has overseen the improvement of countless players over his tenure.
Brian has a young family and US based work commitments but his regular travel from Florida (and later San Fransisco) demonstrates his commitment to improving the game in Scotland. His organisation of a San Francisco tour, Berlin Open and the Edinburgh 6s tournament highlight the opportunity he has given UK based players to travel and experience the international lacrosse community.
On a personal level i have been lucky enough to play for Brian at the 2016 European Championships, 2018 World Championships, as well as four British National Championships and the Home Internationals. He is a fantastic coach, mentor and friend, and I wish him and his family good luck in the future.
Tom Loake, Senior Men’s Captain
I first met Coach Silcott at a training weekend in Glasgow. Instantly I knew I wanted to play for him. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the game, combined with his hard-working engaging attitude made you want to run through a wall for him. He’s always looking to get the best out of you as a player and a teammate. Good luck in the future!
Resh Panesar, Senior Men’s Captain
Brian brought so much more than just that of Head Coach; he brought friendship & his family.
He fully embraced all that is Lacrosse Scotland and became a part of the family, as we became a part of his. We will miss him, Karen & Cameron James and hope that we’ll see them all soon.
Elaine Richardson, Senior Men’s Manager