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Caines, 38 (10/18/75), begins his fifth season of coaching with the Minnesota Swarm in 2014. He also serves as the Director of the Swarm's Youth Box League and the head coach of the Jr. Swarm program.
Prior to coaching, Caines spent five seasons in the NLL from 2001-05 with the Columbus Landsharks, Montreal Express and Buffalo Bandits. He tallied 110 points (52g, 58a), 82 PIM and 206 loose balls in his career as a forward.
Caines began playing lacrosse in Windsor, Ontario where he played minor lacrosse. He later played for five years in the junior “A” league with the Sarnia Pacers. The Winsdor native also spent time in the Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) for the Newestminster Salmonbellies and in the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) for the Brampton Excelsiors, Akwesasne Indians and Barrie Lakeshores.
Caines has been active in the local lacrosse community in his time with the Swarm. He serves as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota and is the head coach at East Ridge High School. This past summer, he also directed youth lacrosse camps on the Fond du Lac and Prairie Island reservations in effort to help restore the tradition of lacrosse amongst Minnesota’s native population.
Caines and his wife, Brooke, have two sons, Carter and Declan, and currently reside in Woodbury.