The London Lions confirm today that Head Coach Nigel Lloyd will step down from the helm at the Lions.
Head Coach Nigel Lloyd has been with the club throughout it’s tenure in London, the first three seasons as an Assistant Coach and the last two as Head Coach. Lloyd has taken the club to the Playoffs both years, this year finishing in the Semi-Finals of the Playoff’s. Lions claimed a double header over Newcastle for the first time in 8 years and defeated Glasgow in Glasgow another feat not achieved for many years
“Nigel is and has been, a huge heartbeat to the Lions and has always given so much to the club,” said Lions Chief Exec, Vince Macaulay. “A great record-breaking servant to the BBL as a player and subsequently as a coach. He’s given so much time to us and to the players and he’s done this whilst holding down a full time Teaching job in Milton Keynes. We both feel the club now needs a Full Time Coach in order to take the team to the next level. London is a wonderful City with every possible distraction for players so it’s really important now that we have someone who can be on the ground and readily available to all the players to aid in their development and keep them along the path to success.
“I really want to thank Nigel for all his hard work and support. We couldn’t have got where we are now without him. Having a club in London has been tough at times and it really makes you realize how lucky you are to have such a great team around you. I’m looking forward to working with Nigel in his new Development role for Lions and we’ve already found some exciting new talent.”
Due to Nigel’s job and family commitments in Milton Keynes, he is going to move into the position of Player Development Director for Lions and will concentrate on bringing on young talent.
Nigel Lloyd added, “I have really enjoyed Coaching the team over the last 2 years. It’s been hard at times as I’ve spent a lot of my life stuck on the M1; but it’s definitely been worth it. I’m really looking forward to continuing to work with the Lions and help to bring on all the young talent. I wish the new Coach all the success and I’ll definitely be at the games cheering him and the guys onto victory.’
Lions new Head Coach is to be appointed this week. Season Tickets for the upcoming 2017-18 season are available now via: http://bit.ly/2rpzFON