PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Wings have returned to the NLL after a four-year absence since the 2014 season, and Six Nations entrepreneur Landon Miller will be the Wings assistant general manager for the up-coming, 2019 National Lacrosse League season.
The Wings made the announcement over the weekend, putting Miller to work immediately, representing Philadelphia at the coin toss of Game no. 2 of the NLL Championship Cup game, in Rochester. He will also be a major part of rebuilding the franchise beginning with the 2019 entry draft for the new San Diago and will have this year’s first pick to begin
“He is a proven well-respected winner in the NLL and lacrosse world and is a leader nationally and internationally, in his past with Rochester, Six Nations Arrows and Team Iroquois,” says head coach Paul Day. ”He is not only a great person but also someone I have enjoyed working side by side and who has become a friend. I look forward to him doing just that here in Philly and seeing how he will assist the Wings organization through what we know will be a successful new beginning.”
Miller left the Rochester Knighthawks organization after the 2015 season to pursue business opportunities and to take on an executive role with one of the most successful Jr. A lacrosse programs in Canada, in the Six Nations Arrows. He has been the Vice President and President of the Six Nations Arrows Jr. A team since 2007. As the VP and President, he has won 4 National Championships and more recently won 3 of the last 4 Minto Cups.
“Landon was also selected as General Manager by the Iroquois Nationals world indoor team and we are excited for him to take on his role here in Philadelphia,” says Day.
As a businessman, Miller, along with the Ted Nolan family, successfully opened the first two Tim Horton’s franchises on a reserve in Canada at Six Nations and began the first Tim Bit’s minor lacrosse program in the country just last week.