It was early December. Marc O’Rourke (Hingham, Mass.) was sitting at his desk at work at Arch Insurance in Chicago, where he is a senior underwriter, when he received an unexpected email.
The message was from Steven Brooks, the interim head coach for Atlas LC in the Premier Lacrosse League, and it was presenting an opportunity he had been waiting for since June.
“The email was pretty basic,” O’Rourke remembered. “’The Championship Series is coming up in February. Are you interested? Can you get the time off of work? Send me an email back. Let me know if you’re interested. Let’s hop on a call.’
"He had already done some due diligence and talked to some former coaches and teammates of mine, so he had a pretty good idea. It was more so if I was interested, and it was a no-brainer.”