LOS ANGELES, CA. (December 19, 2019) - Today, The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced that Ben Rubeor will become Head Coach of Atlas LC, effective immediately.
Considered by many as one of the brightest minds in the game, Rubeor has been relentless in his pursuit of a head coaching position at the professional level. Before his coaching career began, Rubeor had a standout career as a player at both the collegiate and professional level. While playing at the University of Virginia, Rubeor was named All-ACC three times (2006-2008), selected to the All-ACC Tournament Team three times (2006-2008), and picked as a finalist for the prestigious Tewaaraton Trophy twice (2007,2008). Rubeor ranks fifth all-time on Virginia’s career goals list (136) and sixth all-time on the school’s career points list (212). Following his college career, Rubeor played professional lacrosse for seven years before retiring from competition in 2015. Rubeor currently serves as the Men’s Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach and Associate Director of Admissions at Thayer Academy (Braintree, MA). Prior to this role, Rubeor was the Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL).
“I am grateful for this opportunity to go to battle with and against the best players in the world. It’s not easy to become a team, and I’m looking forward to putting in the work that is required,” says Rubeor. “I’m also excited about the opportunity to inspire kids to dream about playing professional lacrosse one day. Thank you to the Premier Lacrosse League and the Atlas Lacrosse Club for giving me this opportunity.”
“Ben was the standout choice to lead this talented Atlas LC into the new season and shape its identity for the long run,” says Seth Tierney, Head of the PLL Lacrosse Advisory Board. “His relentless energy coupled with an infectious desire to improve his players will prove to be an invaluable asset to both the league and his team. We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Ben to the PLL family.”
ABOUT PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) brings the sport of lacrosse to a national stage for the first time through a tour-based model, complete with the best players the sport has to offer. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group comprised of The Raine Group, Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings and Creative Artists Agency (CAA). The PLL’s inaugural season began on June 1, 2019 with six clubs that embarked on a 14-week season that concluded on September 21, 2019. The PLL season is distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL).