Cordingley, who spent the majority of his adult life in professional lacrosse brings along a wealth of knowledge and experience to HardCor Lacrosse. He previously was a top NLL player, an assistant coach with the Buffalo Bandits, Head Coach of the Calgary Roughnecks and served as the Head Coach of the Toronto Rock from 2010 – 2013.
“I have never been involved with another person who eats, sleeps and breaths the game of lacrosse like Troy” said Buffalo Bandits GM Steve Dietrich after hiring Troy as the Head Coach of Bandits in the summer of 2013. ”Winner, knowledgeable, teaching, prepared, innovative, humble, passionate – those are Troy Cordingley” Dietrich goes on the further explain about the qualities of his former teammate.
Cordingley, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bandits in the 1993 NLL Entry Draft, played with the Bandits for most of his playing career from 1993 to 1999 followed by two seasons with the Albany Attack in 2000 and 2001. He won two NLL championships as a player with Buffalo in 1993 and 1996.
Named NLL Head Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2013, Cordingley led the Roughnecks to a league-best 12-4 regular season record and finished the top overall seed in the 2009 NLL Playoffs. In addition, he led the team to the 2009 NLL Champions Cup victory over the New York Titans, 12-10. A feat he repeated two seasons later with The Toronto Rock.
Most commonly Coach Cordingley is referred to as “a players coach” and that reference comes from the respect players have for him. Having not been out of the game as a player for very long, Coach Troy can relate to today’s lacrosse player especially well.
Troy is passionate about growing the game. He has witnessed and experienced it bring families closer and help kids achieve their goals.
Through his work with Oakville Minor Laccrosse and HardCor lacrosse Coach Cordingley hopes to pass on his passion to the next generation.
Coach Troy led his Oakville Hawks Bantam 1 team to Ontario Provincial A Championship in 2015.
Meet the man who knows how to win at every level.