Ryan Moloney and Mark Adam Named New Rebels Coaches
Albany Rebels veterans Ryan Moloney and Mark Adam have been appointed coaches for the 2019 season by the club's Board of Directors. The two players will serve as player-coaches, leading the team in training sessions and matches while continuing to contribute on the field alongside teammates.
"It is a matter of pride for members of the club to see two of our long serving players make the move into a coaching role," said Rebels chairman Cillian Flavin. "It is great to see us continue with American coaches. Both are fine footballers with an eye for the spectacular. I'm sure they will bring something new to us and continue the on-field improvements we have made in recent years."
Moloney, a forward from East Greenbush, N.Y., who currently lives in Albany, has played for the Rebels since the club's inaugural season in 2012. He is a former Player of the Year and has served as a selector (assistant coach) in recent years.
"I can't say enough about how much I appreciate the contributions that the coaches have made over the years to both the development of the team and to my own improvement as a player," Moloney said. "I hope to continue to contribute for years to come on the field, but I'm also looking forward to working with Mark to continue the development of the team and to help the younger players develop into the future of the Albany Rebels."
Adam, a midfielder from Clifton Park, N.Y., who also lives in Albany, won Rookie of the Year in 2015 and Player of the Year in 2016.
"I'm looking forward to this new opportunity," Adam said. "We have a great group of guys who continue to raise the level of play. I expect that to continue as the Rebels move forward."
The Rebels have four more indoor training sessions this winter before heading outdoors in April for the 2019 season.
The next training will be held on Friday, January 18 from 8:00-9:30 p.m. at the Sage College Armory in Albany.