John Burke Named Sportexe Director of Lacrosse

Former Coach Named Sportexe Director of Lacrosse

Round Rock, TX, February 05, 2007 --( With more than four and a half years experience in the turf biz, Greensboro College’s all-time winningest lacrosse head coach John Burke (1990-1995) has been named the Director of Lacrosse for Sportexe, a global leader in the synthetic turf industry. 

Burke, the Western U.S. Sales Manager for Sportexe, will spearhead the lacrosse initiative after spending a majority of his career as both a player and coach within the sport. Burke followed his stint at Greensboro, where he captured two Deep South Lacrosse League titles, as an assistant coach at Ohio Wesleyan University (1998-2000) and head coach at his alma mater Guilford College (2002-2004). He led Ohio Wesleyan to the NCAA quarterfinals two years in a row, including spending the entire regular season in 1998 ranked No. 1. 

“I am proud to represent Sportexe for the sport of lacrosse,” said Burke. “I feel that my 20 years of experience will give me an edge in providing an honest insight into synthetic turf for the sport. There are some great initiatives line up for 2007” 

As a student-athlete, Burke played both football and basketball at Guilford and was selected as Best Senior Athlete in 1988. He also played in the North-South Senior Lacrosse All-Star game hosted at Johns Hopkins University.

"Sportexe prides itself on staffing sport-specific experts to help further establish our hold as an industry leader,” said Sportexe CEO and President Mark Nicholls. "John Burke is a perfect example of this philosophy. He brings more than two decades of lacrosse experience to Sportexe which provides our clients unsurpassed levels of customer satisfaction with every job. We feel confident that John will further our already strong relationship within the lacrosse community." 

Sportexe turf systems are designed to enhance performance and meet the rigorous requirements for the sport of lacrosse. Clients include National Lacrosse League members Toronto Rock, Calgary Roughnecks, Rochester Knighthawks Arizona Sting, San Jose Stealth, Minnesota Swarm, Philadelphia Wings, Colorado Mammoth, Portland Jax and Edmonton Rush. Other clients include 2005 NCAA Champion Johns Hopkins, 2006 #1 ranked Boys’ Latin School of Maryland and University of Maryland-Baltimore County. 

About Sportexe:
With offices in Ontario, Texas, and Georgia, Sportexe is dedicated to delivering top notch synthetic turf solutions to each and every client. As an acknowledged leader in the industry, the U.S Company prides itself on delivering products that feature the latest in innovation and superior engineering with an emphasis on research and development. Currently Sportexe is the exclusive or official turf system supplier for The Arena Football League, (AFL/AF2), National Lacrosse League (NLL), Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), U.S. Indoor Soccer Association, and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Additionally, Sportexe partners with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). Sportexe has also made tremendous progress in the international scene by securing relationships with both the International Hockey Fédération (FIH), and the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA).

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