Australia Announces Andy Ogilvie as Head Coach

[Andy Ogilvie looks on during a Delta Islander 2018 BCJALL Regular Season practice. PHOTO: Mark Booth, Delta Optimist]

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA - The U20 Australian Box lacrosse team is pleased to announce and welcome Andy Ogilvie as Head Coach. "Andy will bring a wealth of box lacrosse knowledge to our Australian group with an emphasis on individual and team preparation" said Australia General Manager Ric Benedierks. 

Ogilvie is currently the Co-Head Coach of the Delta Islanders in the British Columbia Junior A Lacrosse League (BCJALL). 

Ogilvie had a successful junior playing career first playing Junior B with Ennismore then progressing to Junior A with Peterborough winning two Minto Cup, in 1983 and again in 1986. In Junior A, Ogilvie played in 60 Regular Season Game and recorded 30 Goals, 73 Assists, for a total of 103 Points in 60 games. 

Ogilvie then headed to western Canada to play Senior A lacrosse in the Western Lacrosse Association (WLA). He won the Mann Cup three times 1989 and 1991 with the New Westminster Salmonbellies and in 2001 with the Coquitlam Adanacs, where he was also named playoff MVP. During his Senior A career he played in 248 Regular Season Games recording 157 Goals, 249 Assists for 406 Points. During those successful Mann Cup runs Ogilvie proved to be a playoff performer playing in 175 Playoff Games adding 103 Goals, 130 Assists, for 233 Points. 

Internationally, Ogilvie won gold at the 2003 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship and a bronze at the 1994 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. 

Professionally, Ogilvie had a successful 9-year NLL playing career where he played for the Buffalo Bandits, Vancouver Ravens, and Calgary Roughnecks. In 2014 Andy Ogilvie was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. 

In addition to his current coaching role with the Delta Islanders, Ogilvie' previously coached the Coquitlam Adanacs in the WLA and was an Assistant Coach with the Langley Thunder, also in the WLA. 

For more information on the Australian team competing at the 2019 World Junior Lacrosse Championship please contact General Manager Ric Benedierks via email. In preparation for the tournament, organizers of the Australian team are accepting applications from eligible players ages eighteen (18) to twenty (20) who are interested in traveling to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada for a once in a lifetime experience. Applications can be found here