Clem D’Orazio wasn’t out of Major Series Lacrosse for long. The young coach, who was replaced by the Rock when the team moved from Ajax to Oakville, has been hired as the new head coach of the Brampton Excelsiors after a search conducted by team governors Zenny Lipinski and Ziggy Musial, Assistant GM Steve McCullough and departing coach Mike Hasen.
D’Orazio inherits a lineup that retains the core of the defensive unit that has helped to keep the Excelsiors competitive over the last couple of years while the offence has undergone some transition. “I’m not going to try to reinvent the wheel,” D’Orazio says. “Mike Hasen is a great coach and I’ve got guys like Sandy Chapman who could pretty much run the defence on their own. I’m going to go in and keep things moving and hopefully correct issues as necessary as we go.” READ MORE »