Wings Extend Contracts of General Manager and Head Coach For 2004 Season
Thursday, May 15, 2003
By Jennifer Stefani
The Philadelphia Wings have extended the contracts of General Manager Marty O'Neill and Head Coach Adam Mueller through the 2004 season, it was announced today by club President Russ Cline.
"While we are disappointed that our team did not make the playoffs this season, we felt that we saw lots of progress in many of our younger players and the team's ability as a whole" said Cline. "We feel that this team is poised to make a Championship run next season under the guidance of Marty and Adam."
Prior to joining the Wings front office, O'Neill played eight seasons as a goaltender in the National Lacrosse League. He saw time with the Buffalo Bandits, Syracuse Smash, and the Boston Blazers prior to retiring in 2000. O'Neill also owns and operates a lacrosse equipment company, Maximum Lacrosse.
Mueller finished the 2003 season with an 8-8 record bringing his two-year career record with the Wings to 16-17. Prior to becoming a head coach for the Wings, he was an assistant coach helping to guide the team to their 2001 NLL Championship title. Mueller's 10-year playing career included three season with the Wings, including the 1998 NLL Championship Team. He also saw playing time with the Detroit Turbos and the Baltimore Thunder.
Season ticket deposits to hold seats for the 2004 Wings season are now being taken by calling 215-389-WINGS (9464).
The Philadelphia Wings are owned and operated by Philadelphia Wings L.P., whose principal owners are Russ Cline and Michael French. Comcast-Spectacor serves as the marketing, promotional, advertising, sponsorship and publicity arm of the Wings.
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