Neiss served with the National Lacrosse League for eight years (Photo courtesy of NALL).
Former National Lacrosse League Executive to Focus on NALL League Operations
North American Lacrosse League (NALL) Commissioner Phil Evans formally named Scott Neiss to the NALL Deputy Commissioner post on Tuesday. In his new position, Neiss will oversee all league operations, including scheduling, review of all games for overall quality, as well as player and officiating matters. He will also work closely with Commissioner Evans on league business and marketing for the newly formed professional indoor lacrosse league.
“We are excited to get someone with Scott’s experience to take this position,” Evans stated. “He has a wealth of lacrosse knowledge, and will assume primary responsibility for all aspects of our league operations, as well as technology and team services. Scott will work closely with our competition committee, coaches and players to take professional indoor lacrosse to an even higher level. We could not have found a better and more qualified individual for this very important position.”
Over the past eight years, Neiss served as an executive for the National Lacrosse League (NLL), where he focused on operational aspects such as scheduling, officiating, and player contracts, as well as key elements of the league’s advertising and media programs, including sponsorship fulfillment and web development.
“This is an exciting time for professional lacrosse as it expands into new markets in the United States,” Neiss commented. “The American lacrosse community is ready to embrace the indoor game and support the growth of the sport. I truly believe in the core goals of the NALL’s ownership groups, and I’m extremely confident we’ll be putting an exciting, physical, family-friendly product on the turf that will keep our fans on the edge of their seats.”
A native of Oceanside, New York, Neiss is heavily involved in the international lacrosse community, currently serving as a member of the management group of the United States Men's Indoor Lacrosse Team. He is also a consultant for the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Program on special projects and is spearheading developmental efforts of the sport in Israel. A graduate of St. John's University in New York, Neiss has previous experience on the professional outdoor lacrosse circuit, performing General Manager duties with the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for two seasons.
The North American Lacrosse League is a new professional indoor lacrosse league which will begin play in January of 2012 with six to eight teams comprised of top-tier professional players. For more information, visit www.northamericanlacrosseleague.com or call the league office at 646-926-1833.