The Des Moines Buccaneers are pleased to announce that Brett Ferguson has accepted an offer to become an assistant coach with the organization. Ferguson becomes the third coach on staff, joining recently appointed Head Coach and General Manager Regg Simon and Assistant Coach Marty Quarters.
"Brett brings great balance to our staff," said Coach Simon. "He's young and hungry. He grew up immersed in Buccaneers hockey, so he knows the game and is passionate about this organization."
Ferguson, who resides in West Des Moines, bears a name that is synonymous with success in Des Moines and the USHL. Brett's father, Bob, won multiple championships as the head coach in Sioux City and Des Moines, winning over 500 games during his USHL tenure. He went on to coach in the Chicago Blackhawks system and in the ECHL, and is currently an assistant general manager with the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL.
Brett's uncle Tim Ferguson played in Sioux City during the 1985-86 season and still holds the USHL record for the most points (135) in one season. Tim had a lengthy professional career after his USHL days, with stops in the IHL, AHL, ECHL and German Elite League. He was also an assistant coach with the Buccaneers from 2001-03.
"I'm excited to a part of this," Brett said. "I've been around hockey my whole life, especially here in Des Moines. I can't say how proud I am to be a part of the Buccaneers."
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