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Maryland Whipsnakes hire Drew Snider as Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator

By Adam Lamberti | Nov 30, 2023

The Maryland Whipsnakes have hired seven-time All-Star midfielder Drew Snider as an assistant coach.

Snider was a part of the inaugural Whipsnake championship squad in 2019, so there will already be a level of chemistry with Head Coach Jim Stagnitta on the Whipsnakes coaching staff.

But even long before that, the two were together in Denver, where Stagnitta served as the head coach for the Outlaws during Snider’s first and second year as a pro in 2012 and 2013. While Stagnitta moved on from the Outlaws, Snider remained until 2018, winning three championships in the process (2014, 2016, 2018).

Even when he joined the Whipsnakes in 2019, Snider wasn’t done winning championships. While Snider was an All-Star in 2019, perhaps his most valuable contribution that season was drawing up a game-tying play with time ticking down in the Championship game against the California Redwoods, where they eventually won in overtime.

Besides the fact he’s able to draw up effective plays in critical situations, it’s a great hire for the Whipsnakes. While things are changing amongst the Whipsnakes organization, Snider will bring a level of familiarity to the squad. Just like he did as a player, Snider will maintain the selfless culture of the Whipsnakes and do whatever is needed of him in pursuit of another ring as an assistant coach.

The hire comes amidst a flurry of Whipsnakes news this week. On Tuesday, the Whipsnakes re-signed goaltender Brendan Krebs before finalizing a trade that evening with the Boston Cannons that saw them acquire Matt Rees. On Wednesday, the Whispnakes re-signed attacker Jackson Morrill through 2024 after trading for him from the Outlaws at the tail end of last season. 

Now, on Thursday, the Whipsnakes add a new coach.