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PGH BOX LAX is proud to announce that Coach Mark Burnett is the new Owner and General Manager!! When asked how he feels about taking over he replied "I want to thank Gary for all his hard work with keeping these leagues alive, I'm honoured for this opportunity and can't wait to take box to the next level" #BoxorBust 

                                             Bio-Mark Burnett:  Pittsburgh Box Lacrosse Owner/General Manager

    Mark Burnett grew up outside of Toronto, where he played lacrosse for Whitby.  He has been playing box lacrosse since the age of five. He has won four Ontario Provincial Championships, including an Ontario Summer Games Gold Medal in 2004.  He went on to play three years of Jr. B box lacrosse for the Clarington Green Gaels, with whom he finished as an Ontario Silver Medalist and won the Ontario Lacrosse Association Jr. B Defensive MVP award in 2007.  He then proceeded to play two years for the Jr. A Whitby Warriors, before advancing to play four years of Major Series Lacrosse (Sr. A) for the Ajax Rock and Oakville Rock from 2010-2013.  In 2011, he was drafted 53rd overall by the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).  In 2012, he played for the Charlotte Copperheads of the Professional Lacrosse League.  Since that time, he has served as the assistant coach of the Mooncrest Munitionz of the Interstate Box Lacrosse Association, who finished 3rd overall at the 2020 IBLA National Championships, and was a player for the same team in 2021.  

      As a field lacrosse player, Mark won seven Ontario Provincial Championships, as well as a Canadian U-19 National Championship in 2007. He played two seasons at Onondaga Community College, winning the NJCAA National Championship in 2009.  He later played and coached at Mars Hill College (NCAA DII) before moving to Pittsburgh.

     Mark has been with Pittsburgh Box Lacrosse since 2015 in a number of roles, from coaching to managing its various leagues and clinics.  


by posted 10/18/2021
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