The Nanaimo Timbermen say they were close to naming a new coach for the departed Art Webster (who is now a Victoria Shamrocks assistant), but now they’re on to Plan B. The Nanaimo News Bulletin reported that the Tmen were close to naming a new coach, but the plans fell through over the holidays and now the team is continuing its search. General Manager Earl Nicholson told The Bulletin that several promising candidates remain in contention and he’s not worried about naming a new coach before the Western Lacrosse Association draft on Feb. 4 in Langley. The team does want someone in place soon after that, though. “We definitely want somebody in place at least a month before we go to camp, just to make sure that we’ve got all the pieces in place that the coach is going to want in terms of the roster,” he told the newspaper. Nicholson also told ILIndoor that the team is looking for someone not too far removed from their playing days in the NLL and WLA who has coaching experience and is looking for a head coaching position.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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