On Tuesday June 28, 2011 the Rochester Rattlers announced that Tim Soudan would assume the team’s head coaching duties effective immediately. The Fairport, NY native became the third head coach in the Rattlers nine-year franchise history. He inherited a team that was 0-6 in the first half of the 2011 Major League Lacrosse season.
Tim Soudan played with the Rochester Rattlers from 2001 to 2003. He appeared in 31 games and scored 35 goals (3 2-pt goals) with 9 assists for 47 points. Soudan took 120 shots on goal and collected 59ground balls over his three year career. He logged 3:30 in penalty minutes, went 3 for 4 at the x, and scored 4 power play goals for the Rattlers.
Soudan also played 15 years of professional box lacrosse- 11 of those with his hometown Rochester Knighthawks. Soudan played with Rochester from the team’s inception in 1995 through the 2005 season. He played 125 games with the Knighthawks and scored 156 goals with 161 assists for 317 points. His best single season came in 200 when he scored 29 goals and added 21 assists. In 1997 he won the team’s “Seventh Man Award” for his consistent hard work and dedication. He was a member of the Rochester Knighthawks 1997 NLL Championship team. He was a part of the Knighthawks run of 11 playoff teams in 11 consecutive years. Soudan was an alternate captain in 2003. He was named to the franchise’s All-Time Team in 2004. Tim Soudan returned to the Knighthawks to serve as assistant General Manager in 2008.
In college, Tim Soudan was a two time All-American at the University of Massachusetts where he played for legendary coach Dick Garber. Soudan was also a two-time gold medal winner with Team USA in the World Lacrosse Championships in 2004 and 2008.
Tim Soudan is a member of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the Rochester Knighthawks Hall of Fame.
He currently resides in Fairport, New York and is a physical education teacher with the Fairport Central School District.
Jacques Monte was selected by Head Coach Tim Soudan as his Assistant Coach during the 2011 season and will continue that role for the 2012 season.
Jacques graduated from Hobart College with a B.A. in Economics and has a Masters in Sports Management from Ohio State University. Jacques won three national championships while at Hobart College and played professional lacrosse for the Detroit Turbos.
Jacques lives in Fairport with his wife Elizabeth, daughter Emma, sons Jackson and Mitchell. Jacques is a physical education teacher with the Fairport Central School District.
Bill Warder will enter his second season as the Rattlers Assistant Coach under Head Coach Tim Soudan. Warder started the 2011 season under former Head Coach BJ O'Hara and was chosen by Soudan to continue in that role following the coaching change last season. Warder was also the assistant coach with BJ O'Hara during the 2007 season in which the Rattlers won the MLL Championship.
Warder, who has coached at Hobart College, Geneva High School and Avon Old Farms School, was a standout player at Hobart College. He can also draw from four years worth of professional playing experience with both the National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse.
Warder spent two seasons as assistant coach at Hobart College. As offensive coordinator, he was responsible for all individual player development and opponent scouting. In addition, he was in charge of the recruiting of New York student-athletes. The Statesmen won the 2000 Patriot League Championship and earned a NCAA Tournament berth during his tenure, during which he coached four North-South players and two All-Americans.
A four-year starter for the Hobart College lacrosse team, Warder helped the Statesmen to a Division III national championship in 1993 and a runner-up finish in 1994. He posted a 26-8 record as a starting goalkeeper and ranks sixth all-time in school history in saves.
Warder’s professional career spanned four years as he played for a variety of teams. He played defensive forward in the NLL for the Buffalo Bandits (2000), Columbus Landsharks (2001) and Rochester Knighthawks (2003). He was also drafted in the 12th round by the MLL’s Bridgeport Barrage in 2001 and played one season as a midfielder.
Warder currently resides in Geneva, NY with his wife Miranda and son Owen. Bill is the Senior Associate Director of Admissions with Hobart and William Smith Colleges.