09/15/2011 12:44 PM
The Rochester Rhinos announced today that head coach Bob Lilley will not be returning for the 2012 season. Lilley’s contract was due to expire at the end of 2011.
“I want to thank Rob Clark and Pat Ercoli for giving me this opportunity with a great franchise. I was given tremendous support these past two years by management, staff, and the fans and wish the club and players success for the future.” said Lilley. “Although a very difficult decision, at this point in my life I want to put more focus on my family.”
Lilley finishes with a 28-16-10 record and a USSF D2 PRO League Regular Season Title and USL PRO National Division Title in two years as the Rhinos head coach.
“I have the utmost respect for Bob, both as a coach and as a dear friend, says Pat Ercoli, Rhinos President & COO. “We are sorry to see him leave but realize his decision to put his family first is important to him. We are going to miss him and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
The Rochester Rhinos will begin their seventeenth season of professional soccer in April 2012. Season ticket packages are currently on-sale and can be purchased by calling (585) 454-KICK (5425) or visit www.rhinossoccer.com.
For more information contact the Rhinos Communications Office at (585) 454-KICK