Thursday, June 23, 2011

Matt Brown Retires To Coach DU Lax Fulltime

(above) Matt Brown will devote his energies full time to the University of Denver lacrosse program
From: Denver Post

Major League Lacrosse veteran Matt Brown retired Wednesday from the Denver Outlaws, shifting his attention from professional lacrosse player to college coach.

Brown this month was promoted to associate head coach at the University of Denver under coach Bill Tierney . So the attackman left the Outlaws after five years with the team.

"Matt has been an important part of the Outlaws franchise from the very beginning," Outlaws general manager Brian Reese said. "I can't say enough good things about Matt. He is a great team player, a tremendous ambassador for the sport in Colorado and he is one of the best goal scorers in MLL history."

Brown scored 138 goals in five MLL seasons, all in Denver. He ranks second in team history in goals scored and third in points. He is ranked 20th in MLL history in goals.

Before playing professionally in the MLL, Brown was a four-year starter at DU.

Since "the day I accepted this position at DU, Matt Brown has been at my side," Tierney said. "Without him I would have been lost. He is loyal, trustworthy and tireless in his efforts for our program."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd bet his raise at DU covered the difference of his lost Outlaws paycheck. Nobody makes big money playing lax.

Mike B said...

The guys selling beers at Mile High to the 10,000 fans watching the games make more money than the players; however, props to them for playing a sport that they love at the highest level and not really getting compensated for it.

dggoddard said...

Looks like the average salary in MLL is $18,000 per year and the top salary is $25,000.

Supposedly average salaries have dropped from $30,000 in the league's first season four years ago.