Steve Toll joins Panther City Lax as Assistant Coach

by Lance Winn

Former Oshawa Outlaws Assistant Coach Steve Toll has joined Panther City Lax as an Assistant Coach in charge of leading the Defense as Panther City prepares for their inaugural National Lacrosse League (NLL) season this December.

Toll, who recently was inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2021 after a stellar NLL playing career, ran the offense with the Outlaws, but is no stranger to the "D' end. Nicknamed "Speedy Stevie Toll" or "Toller", Steve was a dominant transition specialist who changed the way the game was played from the "D" end.

"It's always exciting for the ALL when we see a player move up to the NLL, and it's no different when it's a coach," stated ALL President Paul St. John. "Steve has ample coaching experience in summer lacrosse and was instrumental in developing a high powered offense for the Outlaws, he comes well prepared and will be a big asset to Panther City Lax." 

Toll is the third ALL coach to earn a position with an NLL club joining former St. Catharines Shockwave Assistant Roger Chrysler and Whitby Steelhawks Assistant Playing Coach Chad Culp, both of whom are assistants with the Halifax Thunderbirds.

"I would like to personally thank Paul St. John and the ALL for providing me the opportunity to grow as a coach and letting me do what I love to do," Toll replied when reached for a comment. "The experience I gained from coaching is invaluable and I will always be grateful. There are a lot of talented players in the ALL that can make the move to the pro ranks and our expansion team in Panther City (Dallas) and another coming next year in Las Vegas some of those players will be given that chance."

The ALL wishes Steve Toll and Panther City Lax great success in its augural and future NLL seasons.

About the Arena Lacrosse League: Proud partners of the National Lacrosse League. the 'ALL' is a seven team league based in Ontario, Canada, providing development for players with professional aspirations. Currently preparing for the fifth season, the ALL has provided over 100 players to the NLL, many gaining full time pro positions.