Senior Men’s Head Coach (Field)
The Board of Lacrosse Scotland is delighted to announce Matt Bagley as the Senior Men’s Head Coach (Field). Matt, a teacher at TASIS England in London, brings a wealth of coaching experience and knowledge with him.
Originally form the USA, Coach Bagley played at the NCAA collegiate level at Ohio Wesleyan University. Coach Bagley has coached at the NCAA DII level, at St. Anselm’s College and has enjoyed playing in the US, Australia & England.
Coach Bagley coached the England Men’s National Team to victory at the 2012 ELF European Championships and a 5th place overall finish at the 2014 FIL World Championships.
Most recently, Coach Bagley was Head Coach for the German Men’s National Team achieving a 5th place overall finish at the 2016 European Championships and a 9th place overall finish at the 2018 FIL World Championships.
There is no doubt in my mind, after a huge wave of interest in the role, that we have made the appointment of someone who is our kind of guy. He brings vast experience and success from his time with two other European nations and has a proven track record of developing players and squads to their potential.
We are excited and enthused that Matt is the coach with the skillset to really push our players to raise their standards and fulfil their and Scotland’s potential at European and World level.
Iain M Stewart, Lacrosse Scotland’s Performance & Development Director
I am excited and honoured to join Team Scotland, a national program that I have admired for a very long time. Scotland has a proud heritage and a strong tradition of lacrosse, and the passion that the players, coaches, volunteers and Board members have for the continued growth of the sport is nothing short of inspiring. I look forward to working with the senior squad in the years to come, and continuing to develop world class athletes both on and off the field
Matt Bagley, Head Coach
I’m really excited to hear that Matt Bagley is going to be our new head coach! He comes with a wealth of playing and coaching experience at the international level! I am eager to get to work with Coach towards our goal of European and world success in the coming years!
Resh Panesar, Scotland Senior Men’s Captain
We are excited to have Coach Bagley; his experience, commitment and enthusiasm are infectious and we look forward to the road ahead
Elaine Richardson, Manager