The Rattlers officially announced their move from Rochester to Dallas last week, which means they will play their home games in 2018 at Ford Center at The Star, the practice facility and world headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys. They also announced that former assistant coach Bill Warder will take over as the team's head coach. Fans, players and coaches all reacted to the big news and we recap it here in the Social Media Roundup on MLL Press Box.
First up, Scott Rodgers posted a great #TBT photo from Wrestlemania at Cowboys Stadium. He's made a few lasting memories in Dallas over the years.
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Greg Gurenlian might regret retiring now that a team is playing at Ford Center...
When you realize you should have stuck it out one more season so you could play a game in the star. pic.twitter.com/prrOIUOtFz— Greg Gurenlian (@GregBeast32) November 16, 2017
So excited for Billy Warder. Awesome coach, great man, he’ll do an excellent job for Dallas.— Greg Gurenlian (@GregBeast32) November 16, 2017
Former players and coaches chimed in with tributes to former Rattlers coach Tim Soudan, who coached the team since 2011.
Congrats to the Dallas Rattlers & Billy Warder on being named GM/HC. Will miss @soudo33 & Monte for they are legendary coaches who did an outstanding job. Oh and I'm going to miss garbage plates & @DinosaurBarBQue as well !— CoachDavis (@BearEssentLax) November 16, 2017
I wanted to just simply say thank you for all the kind words! My heart remains with the men of @RattlersLax #family @MLL_Lacrosse thanks for having me! To the fans of Rochester thanks for the support!#GoRatz!— Tim Soudan (@soudo33) November 20, 2017