BOSTON (CBS) – After leading the Boston Cannons to a 9-3 regular season record, head coach Bill Daye has been named the 2011 MLL Coach of the Year.

Daye, in his sixth season as the Cannons’ head coach, led Boston to its second straight MLL regular season title. Boston opened the season with a 6-1 record, including a five-game win streak. The Cannons will make their fourth postseason appearance in the last six years when the playoffs get underway August 27.

The nine wins for the Cannons this year are the most by a Boston team during the last six years.

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“It’s definitely an honor for me to receive this award,” Daye said.  “Thanks to the Cannons organization, my coaching staff and the players on this team for making it possible.”

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Daye, who also played for the Cannons and was an assistant coach before taking the helm in 2006, has a career regular season record of 43-29 (.597) and has led the Cannons to four winning seasons in six years.

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