Brad Gillies Hired As Upstate Club Director

Rochester, NY –  Sweetlax Lacrosse, Upstate NY’s elite lacrosse club organization, is excited to announce the hire of former R.I.T. All-American, Rochester Knighthawk and current Halifax Thunderbird, Brad Gillies as Upstate NY Club Director. Brad joins Sweetlax after previously serving as the Director of the Junior Knighthawks program, the junior affiliate of the local NLL team, Rochester Knighthawks.

In this role, Gillies will serve Sweetlax as Club Director for the Upstate NY region and all of its affiliated teams. Sweetlax currently has 10 Upstate NY teams, ranging from graduating classes 2020-2029. Gillies will help organize, lead, and execute team practices, clinics, skill sessions, team tournament competition and assist with the execution of Sweetlax’s premier events, through its sister company ML8Events.

Brad is a native of Ontario, Canada, where he played his youth lacrosse for the Oakville Hawks. As a Junior A player, Brad played for the prestigious Orangeville Northmen, where he won two Minto Cups. Brad would then enroll at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he played four years of lacrosse, playing in 1 National Championship game, and 3 NCAA semi-finals. Brad was a 2015 USILA All-American, North/South Game Participant, and leader for assists from a midfielder (42) in 2015. Brad would go on to become a first-round (9th overall) draft pick in the National Lacrosse League by the Rochester Knighthawks, playing 4 years for the local professional team.

Sweetlax Founder and Director of Recruiting, Kevin Martin had this to say about Brad: “We are beyond thrilled to add Brad to the Sweetlax full-time staff here in Upstate, New York. Brad grew up playing box lacrosse in Oakville, Ontario, and will bring a unique experience and knowledge to our already experienced staff. We know that there are a large number of youth lacrosse players in the area that look up to Brad and see him as someone they hope to emulate. Brad has a great personality and love for the game, we are extremely lucky to have attracted him to this position.”

About Sweetlax Lacrosse

Sweetlax Lacrosse is Upstate NY and Florida’s elite level club lacrosse organization. Founded in 2008 by Kevin Martin, Sweetlax serves as a home for the most talented and driven lacrosse players in the area. Through elite level tournaments, coaching, and exposure, Sweetlax’s goals are to help each player reach its individual goals of becoming the best possible player, student, and person. For more information on Sweetlax and its programs, please visit:

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