Peterborough Lakers announce Jason Clark and Mark Crough to round out coaching staff

Jason Clark will now coach Shawn Evans and the Peterborough Lakers offence. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Jason Clark will now coach Shawn Evans and the Peterborough Lakers offence. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

The Peterborough Lakers have concluded their search and named the final two members of their coaching staff. General Manager/Head Coach Joe Sullivan has announced that local coaches Jason Clark and Mark Crough will complete the staff, joining defensive coach Bobby Keast. Clark, who was a consistent scoring threat during his tenure playing with the Lakers from 2002-2009, will coach the offence. Crough will be the fourth coach, helping out with whatever Sullivan and his staff need.

Clark was the Lakers captain for a pair of Mann Cup victories. Now he’s hoping he can help them earn more titles from the other side of the bench. “I am very appreciative to the Laker organization and Joe Sullivan for this opportunity,” Clark said in a press release. “I know that I can work well with the other coaches and players and I hope to help the Lakers return as real contenders for the MSL crown this year.” Sullivan called Clark, who coached the Jr A Lakers for a couple of years after retiring as a player, a real student of the game.

Crough has been an assistant coach with the Jr C Lakers the past two seasons. The release added that he has worked extensively with the Canadian national box lacrosse team and has coached many provincial winners in both boys and girls divisions. Crough says joining the team is “an incredible opportunity to work with the Laker coaching staff and entire Laker organization. A dream come true. I am so anxious to get out there and help this great organization.” Sullivan said he looks forward to adding Crough’s enthusiasm to the organization.

Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at stamplax@hotmail.com.

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