Bob Hamley, a 20-year plus veteran of the National Lacrosse League, serves as the Vice President of Lacrosse Operations and General Manager for the Panther City Lacrosse Club. He joined the club in September of 2020.
In his first season with the club in 2021-22, Hamley was named a finalist for the 2021-22 NLL General Manager of the Year Award. Hamley was responsible for the hiring of 2021-22 Les Bartley NLL Head Coach of the Year Award winner, Tracey Kelusky and also acquired four rookies who
finished in the top-20 in rookie points, including All-Rookie Team member, Patrick Dodds, who finished second amongst rookies in scoring in 2021-22.
Hamley played in the NLL for four years and won back-to-back championships with the Buffalo Bandits in 1992-1993. Following his playing career, Hamley has enjoyed a successful run as Head Coach and or General Manager for 16 years throughout the league.
Prior to joining Panther City, Hamley served as the National Director of 3D Lacrosse in Georgia where he was responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations. Here he helped develop the game of lacrosse, young players and coaches in market and assisted high school lacrosse players pursue scholarships at the collegiate level. Through Hamley’s extensive nation-wide lacrosse network he was able to help place players at Michigan, John’s Hopkins, Albany and Air Force.
From 2010-2014, Hamley was the Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel for the Colorado Mammoth. The team made the playoffs every year of Hamley’s tenure and he was a part of the personnel department that drafted 2011 NLL Rookie of the Year Adam Jones. From 2008-2009, Hamley served as the Head Coach and General Manager for the Edmonton Rush.
Hamley was named the Head Coach and General Manager of the Columbus Landsharks in 2002 and remained with the team as they relocated to Arizona as the Arizona Sting. He remained with the team until 2008. During his tenure with the Sting, Hamley was named the Head Coach and General Manager of the Year in 2005, the first time the award was given to the one person in the same year. The team made the NLL Western Finals three straight years from 2005-07 and reached the championship game in 2005 and 2007.
In 2001, Hamley received his first shot on the bench as he was named an assistant coach with the Albany Attack. The team reached the NLL Championship game in his first season.
The Owen Sound, Ontario native currently resides in Fort Worth with his wife, Lisa and the couple have two children, Brock and Kelsea.