CARSON, CA - The Los Angeles Riptide have named G.W. Mix as the Major League Lacrosse expansion franchise's first General Manager and John Tucker as their inaugural Head Coach, the team announced today.
individuals as G.W. Mix
and John Tucker to guide the formation and set the
"Not only do G.W.
and John have tremendous
, 44, who currently resides in Newport Beach, California, has had a
long history in lacrosse.
involvement in the sport as a
goalie collegiately at the University of Pennsylvania
he remained at Penn, serving as an assistant coach on the staff of Tony
Seaman (Now the Head Coach at Towson University) for five seasons.
then assumed the reins at Franklin & Marshall College
three seasons in charge (1988-90), he
the Diplomats to two berths in the NCAA Division III tournament, including
a final four appearance in 1988 the same year he
earned NCAA Division III
Coach of the Year honors.
In 1990, he
launched the Warrior Champ Camp, a
summer showcase for the best high school lacrosse players in the nation.
In 1991, he
returned to his
alma mater, and guided the Quakers for four
seasons before moving to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1994.
responsible for starting the first and foremost youth lacrosse program in
the queen city before moving his
family to Newport Beach in 2003, when he
founded The Cheetah Group, Inc.
, a brand development, marketing and
management firm, specializing in entertainment and sports.
"I am thrilled to be named the first General Manager of the L.A. Riptide,"