News | 9/22/2009 4:16:07 PM | Bandits.com
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that Duane Jacobs has been hired as an assistant coach by the Buffalo Bandits.
This will be Jacobs' second stint with the team after serving as an assistant coach in 2005 and 2006. Jacobs' main duties will include coordinating the offense and overseeing all offensive personnel.
Jacobs left the Bandits in 2007 to become the Head Coach of the Minnesota Swarm. In his second season with Minnesota [2007-09], he led the team to a franchise-record 10 wins and a number two seed in the East Division; securing the team's first-ever playoff home game. In three seasons at the helm, Jacobs led the Swarm to a 25-23 record and two playoff appearances.
Jacobs brings over 23 years of playing and coaching experience to the Bandits bench. As a head coach of Six Nations in the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA), he and his staff were recognized by their peers following the 2004 season as the best Coaching Staff in the OLA.
In 11 seasons in the NLL, Jacobs recorded 161 goals and 164 assists for 325 points in 95 regular season games and added 42 points (20+22) in 14 career playoff contests with Detroit (1993-94), Rochester (1995-02) and Buffalo (2003) before retiring following the 2003 campaign.