Matt Holman, the manager of the Uganda Lacrosse national team Credit: Uganda Lacrosse Association
[/media-credit] Matt Holman, the new manager of the Uganda Lacrosse national team Credit: Uganda Lacrosse Association

Uganda Lacrosse Association has appointed American, Matt Holman as the national team manager.

Jaffari Makanda, president of the Association confirmed the development that comes alongside the appointment of Peter Ginnegar as head coach.

“Holman brings a wealth of management and lacrosse experience to the Uganda Lacrosse Cranes,” a statement on the Lacrosse website association remarked.

[/media-credit] Uganda Lacrosse Cranes team members Credit: Uganda Lacrosse Association

Holman is the founder and executive director of the East-West Lacrosse foundation and is the Director of Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) National Championships.

He is also the current President of the Southwest Lacrosse Conference (MCLA).

Ginnegar is impressed by the appointment of Holman;

I am thrilled that Matt has accepted our offer to serve as our General Manager. He brings so much knowledge and understanding about just how much time and energy it will take in developing Team Uganda as we prepare for the 2018 World Championships in Israel.

Holman was the first guy I thought about to undertake this job, and we are so blessed to have him with us on this journey

Originally from Summit, New Jersey, Matt spent time at Syracuse University before moving to San Diego State University where he earned his degree in Recreation System Management.

As the founder of the EMW Foundation, non-profit organization dedicated to hosting lacrosse events which supports many causes such as the American Cancer Society.

He is also the creator of the Lax Coaches vs. Cancer Games.

Uganda Lacrosse, competed in its first world Championships in 2014 in Denver, and quickly won over lacrosse fans with its enthusiasm for the game and its athleticism.

Team Uganda defeated both Korea and Argentina in Denver.

Meanwhile, Uganda Lacrosse will be hosting the East Africa 7’s Tournament in August with teams from the Ireland, Israel, USA and England, Kenya and Rwanda confirmed to take part.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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