Booth Re-Signs for Two Years
Fayetteville, NC - The Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced today that Head Coach Derek Booth has re-signed with the FireAntz to stay on as head coach for two more years.
Booth, who has a 63-43-6 record in his first two seasons, is the FireAntz all-time leader in coaching victories. He was also named SPHL Coach of the Year for the 2004-05 season, his first season as a head coach.
"The end of last season was very frustrating for myself and the team," Booth said. "We have 37 seconds to correct and I look forward to the opportunity to improve."
The FireAntz lost game three of their first round matchup with the Florida Seals on a Robert Sich goal with 37 seconds remaining in the 3rd period. The FireAntz lost the game 1-0. They outscored the Seals 9-4 in the three games, but lost the series two games to one.
"I know I still have a lot to learn behind the bench," Booth said. "Now I've got two more years to continue to improve as a coach and lead this team to a championship. That is my goal."
Booth becomes the first head coach in FireAntz history to sign a contract for longer than one season. Details of the contract were not released, per club policy.
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