Jimmy Quinlan



quinlan_jimmyMr. Quinlan began playing lacrosse at the age of seven for the Sherwood Park Titans because his older brother had taken up the sport. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to Donnan and Vimy Lacrosse, Mr. Quinlan aspires to teach young players how to think about and understand the game. He played all his minor lacrosse in and around the Edmonton area, having played for the Sherwood Park Titans, Millwoods Warriors, and Edmonton Miners at different points while growing up. Mr. Quinlan has won three national championships while playing lacrosse in Edmonton. The first championship was the First Nations Trophy (Under 19 Field Lacrosse) in 1998, followed by a Founder’s Cup (Junior B) in 1999, and a President’s Cup (Senior B) in 2007. Mr. Quinlan had a busy junior career playing for three different teams in three different provinces. Two years were spent with the Edmonton Miners (Jr. B), after which Mr. Quinlan moved to B.C. to play two years for the New Westminster Salmonbellies (Jr. A), and finally landing in Ontario to join the Orangeville Northmen (Jr. A) for one year. Upon graduating from junior, Mr. Quinlan joined the Coquitlam Adanacs of the Western Lacrosse Association, playing for four seasons before returning home to play the past two seasons with the Sherwood Park Outlaws.

Mr. Quinlan retired as the Captain of the Edmonton Rush in the NLL and transitioned into a role as the Defensive Coach, a role that has continued as the Edmonton Rush became the Saskatchewan Rush. Mr. Quinlan began his NLL career with the Toronto Rock in 2005 and won a Champion’s Cup that season. Mr. Quinlan wore number 81 for the Rush.

Some of Mr. Quinlan’s Favourites:
NLL Arena – Pepsi Center (Colorado), ACC (Toronto)
Lacrosse Memory – Winning 2005 Champion’s Cup
Lacrosse Highlight – Scoring a hat trick in first National Lacrosse League game
Lacrosse Stick – Reebok 10K with Marc Mesh
Lacrosse Player – Tom Marechek
Lacrosse Coach – Paul Rai
Professional Sport – National Football League
Athlete – Roger Federer
Music – Notorious BIG
Book – Mind Gym, Zen the Religion
Video Game – NHL
Beverage – Vitamin Water (Dragonfruit)
Meal – Pizza (create your own)
Ice Cream – Mint Chocolate Chip