Friday, August 28, 2009

Foligno steps down as coach

Press Release

Sudbury Wolves Coach/GM Mike Foligno has announced that he will be stepping-down as Head Coach of the Sudbury Wolves.

Foligno addressed the players and parents attending last night's Training Camp meeting at the Quality Inn and informed everyone that he will need to take some time to tend to family obligations. Foligno will be continuing in his role as the team's General Manager for this season.

Foligno has assigned the coaching responsibilities to his Associate Coach Bryan Verreault and new Assistant Coach Jeff Beukeboom.

Verreault, 46, has been Foligno's associate coach for the past six seasons. Verreault has coached for more than 25 years in the Sudbury area and his teams have won championships at every level that he has coached.

Beukeboom, 44, was recently hired by Foligno and will coach the defence. Beukeboom played 14 years in the NHL and won four Stanley Cups with Edmonton and New York.

"I care deeply for this team and I am very confident that we have the players and the coaches to lead this team to a championship this season" notes Foligno. "I know that Bryan and Jeff will do a great job for us behind the bench and we will have quality players and leaders on this year's team" adds Foligno.

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