Georgia Swarm

The Georgia Swarm are a box lacrosse team in the East Division of the National Lacrosse League. They have been playing at the 13,000-seat Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia since their 2016 season.[1]

Georgia Swarm
SportLacrosse
Founded2004
LeagueNational Lacrosse League
DivisionEast
Based inDuluth, Georgia
ArenaInfinite Energy Arena
ColorsGold, Blue, White
OwnerJohn and Andy Arlotta
Head coachEd Comeau
General managerJohn Arlotta
Championships(1) 2017
Division titles(1) 2017
Websitegeorgiaswarm.com

The team was formed as the Minnesota Swarm and played at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota from 2004 until 2015.[2] On May 22, 2015, team owner John Arlotta announced that the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Swarm, did not renew the contract for the team.[3] Instead of negotiating for a new lease, the Swarm began looking for potential relocation sites and eventually chose the Atlanta metro area.[1]

In 2017 the Swarm won the NLL championship title against the defending Saskatchewan Rush 2-0 in a best of three series.[4][5]


Current rosterEdit

Georgia Swarm roster
Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
Forwards
Transition
  • 44   Chad Tutton
  • 55   Bryan Cole
  • 24   Jordan MacIntosh (C)
  • 28   Zed Williams
Practice Squad
  • 1   Craig Wende
  • 17   Tyler Ferriera
  • 34   Steven Orleman
  • 38   LeRoy Halftown
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Sean Ferris
  • Dan Ladouceur

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

Roster updated 2019-07-01
NLL Transactions

Head coaching historyEdit

Note: This list does not include coaches from the Minnesota Swarm.

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Ed Comeau 2016- 36 21 15 .583 5 4 1 .800

All-time recordEdit

Season Division W–L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2016 Eastern 8–10 3rd 4–5 4–5 238 240 Ed Comeau lost division semi-final
2017 Eastern 13–5 1st 7–2 6–3 266 213 Ed Comeau Won championship
2018 Eastern 11–7 1st 6–3 5–4 226 215 Ed Comeau Lost division final
2019 Eastern 12-6 2nd 7-2 5-4 230 210 Ed Comeau Lost eastern division semi final
2020 Eastern 7-5 2nd 2-4 5-1 149 126 Ed Comeau Season Canceled
Total 4 seasons 44-28   24-12 20–16 960 878    
Playoff Totals 4 Appearances 4-3   2–2 2–1 91 82   1 championship

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Carroll, Alex (May 29, 2015). "Swarm lacrosse team moving to Atlanta". Star Tribune. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. ^ Rand, Michael (May 23, 2015). "Swarm lacrosse will leave Twin Cities market". Star Tribune. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Swarm announce intention to relocate for 2016". NLL.com. May 22, 2015.
  4. ^ Denman, Taylor (December 5, 2017). "Georgia Swarm start NLL Champions Cup defense Friday". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  5. ^ Zerr, Scott (June 11, 2017). "Georgia Swarm Win 2017 Champion's Cup | National Lacrosse League". www.nll.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.

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