San Francisco Dragons

The San Francisco Dragons were a professional field lacrosse team based in San Francisco and San Jose, California. From 2006–2008, they played in Major League Lacrosse and they ceased operations before the 2009 season due to the economic situation in the United States.

San Francisco Dragons
Based inSan Francisco, California (2006–2007)
San Jose, California (2008)
StadiumKezar Stadium
Spartan Stadium
ColorsPurple, White, Black
Head coachTom Slate
General managerDoug Locker
Local mediaSan Francisco Examiner
San Jose Mercury News
Comcast SportsNet West

Franchise history

The San Francisco Dragons were awarded an MLL franchise in July 2005. The original owners were Michael Levitt, Chris Bulger, and Charley Biggs. The inaugural season commenced on May 28, 2006, against the Denver Outlaws. They lost the game 15–11, but went on to beat the Outlaws two times later in the season. The Dragons spent their first 2 seasons in Kezar Stadium. The Dragons had a strong inaugural season led by league MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, Ryan Powell. They finished the season 7–5 and a playoff team. They lost in the semifinals to emerging rivals the Denver Outlaws, 23–14.

On April 4, 2007 the Dragons were acquired by a local Bay Area investment group from the Dragons' previous East Coast owner.

The 2007 season began on May 19, with a loss in Denver to the Denver Outlaws, 14–21. The 2007 Home Opener was played on June 2 to a loss against the Long Island Lizards, 12-14.

For the 2008 season it was announced the Dragons would be moving 50 miles south to San Jose, California to play at Spartan Stadium and kept their name.


San Francisco Dragons
YearWLRegular season finishPlayoffs
2006752nd in Western ConferenceLost semifinal 23-14 to Outlaws
2007483rd in Western Conference---
2008483rd in Western Conference---
Totals1521Regular Season Win % = .417Total Playoff Record 0 - 1
Playoff Win % = .000
  • 2006 San Francisco Dragons season
  • 2007 San Francisco Dragons season
  • 2008 San Francisco Dragons season

Coaches and others

  • President – Henry "Hank" Molloy
  • Executive VP/General Manager – Doug Locker
  • VP/Sales - James Martin
  • Head Coach – Tom Slate
  • Assistant Coach – Ned Webster
  • Director of Game Ops – Gary Podesta
  • Ticket Sales Manager – Neil Hueston
  • Media Relations Manager – Mandy Marks
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