Comeau, 50, has spent 16 years coaching in the NLL, which is highlighted by five Champion’s Cup titles and a career head coaching record of 54-32 (63-percent). Comeau recently served as the head coach of Team Canada’s indoor team that won the Gold Medal at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Syracuse, N.Y
“It’s a great honor to coach in the National Lacrosse League and to be selected to coach a team that’s starting in a new city,” Comeau said. “I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with the Arlottas, the other staff, and very much looking forward to working with a young group of exceptional lacrosse players.”
The Hamilton, Ontario native started his NLL coaching career an assistant with the Toronto Rock and worked alongside the great Les Bartley, where he won four Champion’s Cups (99-00, 02-03). As Rochester’s head coach in ‘07, Comeau led the Knighthawks to a league-best 14-2 regular season record while capturing a Champion’s Cup title and Head Coach of the Year honors. Comeau was also a recipient of the GM of the Year Award in ‘09 when he coached and managed the New York Titans to a 10-6 regular season record and runner-up finish in the postseason. Most recently, Comeau served as an assistant coach for the Colorado Mammoth in ‘13.
Ferris, 48, has worked alongside Comeau for over a decade in the NLL, which includes time together with the Toronto Rock, Rochester Knighthawks, New York/Orlando Titans and most recently the Colorado Mammoth. As one of Comeau’s assistants in Rochester in 2007, Ferris helped lead the Knighthawks to the Champion’s Cup title. In total, the Burlington, Ontario native has spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach in the NLL and was the head scout of the Toronto Rock (1999-2004) for six seasons, where he was a member of four Champion’s Cup titles. In his new role with the Swarm, Ferris will focus on coaching Georgia’s defensive unit.
“I’ve worked with Sean for a number of years, and we know how each other works,” Swarm head coach Ed Comeau said. “Sean is one of the hardest working guys in the NLL; he works tirelessly when it comes to planning, prepping and reviewing. It takes that kind of work ethic to be successful in this league and it’s important to have people putting in this kind of time to help the team be successful.”
Ladouceur, 42, spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with Toronto and helped guide the Rock to a Champion’s Cup appearance in 2015. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native also spent 11 seasons as a defenseman with Toronto from 1999-2009 and during that time was highly regarded as one of the league’s toughest defenders with his 6-foot-6, 245-pound frame.
“I’m really excited about this opportunity. I’ve played for Eddie Comeau and I’ve known Sean Ferris ever since I started playing in Toronto,” Ladouceur said. “I have a lot of respect for Eddie and I love the way that he thinks and sees the game and how open his communication is. He approaches it with such professionalism but ensures there’s an element of fun. I wanted to be around that.”