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Bill Warder

Bill Warder | Head Coach/GM

Bill Warder has been named as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Dallas Rattlers after spending the last seven seasons as the Rattlers Assistant Coach under Tim Soudan. The Rattlers were MLL finalists in 2015 and 2016. Warder was also the assistant coach with former Head Coach BJ O'Hara during the 2006-08 seasons. The Rattlers won the MLL Championship in 2008. While coaching in Rochester, multiple Rattler players were selected as the MLL Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Goaltender of the Year, MLL League MVP, Playoff MVP, Season Points Leader, All-Star Game MVP and MLL Rookie of the Year. 

Warder, who has coached at Hobart College, University of Hartford, Geneva High School and Avon Old Farms School, was a standout player at Hobart College. He can also draw from four seasons of professional playing experience with both the National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse. Warder spent two seasons as assistant coach at Hobart College. The Statesmen won the 2000 Patriot League Championship and earned a NCAA Tournament berth.

A four-year member 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. 

Warder’s professional career spanned four years as he played for a variety of teams. He played 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 their four sons Owen, Graeme, Colin and Beau. Bill is the Senior Associate Director of Admissions with Hobart and William Smith Colleges.