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Coaching Staff

CURT MALAWSKY

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER AND HEAD COACH

Curt Malawsky was named associate coach/offence coordinator and assistant GM during the summer of 2009. Prior to taking on a coaching role with the Roughnecks, Malawsky played forward for the Calgary club for two of his 12 National Lacrosse League seasons. In his final stint with the Roughnecks, Malawsky not only helped his team capture the coveted Champion’s Cup, but also tallied 44 points (24g, 20a) in 16 regular season games. Most recently, Malawsky coached his team to a 2019 NLL Cup title. In three playoff games in 2009, the native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario notched three goals and one assist for four points.

Prior to his days with the Roughnecks, Malawsky played alongside the Rochester Knighthawks, San Jose Stealth (now the Washington Stealth) and the former Arizona Sting and Vancouver Ravens. Outside of lacrosse, Malawsky works as Electrical Supervisor in Maple Ridge, BC.

BOB MCMAHON

ASSISTANT COACH

Bob McMahon has extensive coaching experience, with his professional coaching career beginning in 1992 with the Detroit Turbos. McMahon has been both assistant and head coach for several teams that competed in the NLL. Most recently he was the head coach in Colorado from 2007-2009 and was their assistant coach for 2010.

Some highlights from McMahon’s coaching career include winning the 2019 NLL Cup title as assistant coach with the Roughnecks, being named the NLL’s Head Coach of the Year in 2002, plus being head coach of the South team in the 2002 NLL All-Star Game. Outside of the NLL, McMahon coached in the Major Series Lacrosse League (MSL) and led the Brampton Excelsiors to two Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) Major titles and a Mann Cup win in 1998. To top it off McMahon was an assistant for Team Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2003 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.

ROB WILLIAMS

Assistant Coach

Named assistant coach in 2016, Rob Williams brought 11 years of coaching experience to the Roughnecks as both a head coach (2016) and an assistant coach (2006-15) of the Maple Ridge Burrards of the Western Lacrosse Association. Under his guidance, the Burrards have captured the WLA championship twice (2016, 2018) to advance to the Mann Cup. Williams most recently helped guide the Roughnecks to the 2019 NLL Cup title.

Prior to stepping behind the bench, the Coquitlam, British Columbia, native patrolled the defensive zone for nine NLL seasons with the Baltimore Thunder (1996), Ontario Raiders (1998), the first Canadian NLL team, Vancouver Ravens (2002-04), Calgary Roughnecks (2005-06) and Edmonton Rush (2006-08). In 106 career games, he recorded 15 goals and 60 points along with 345 loose balls. Following his NLL playing career, Williams joined the Toronto Rock as a scout from 2012-14.