Surge Head Coach Walby Wins Coach Of The Year Award
CHARLOTTE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League on Tuesday announced that Steffon Walby of the Mississippi Surge has been selected as the SPHL Coach of the Year in a vote of coaches and media representatives.
Pensacola's Todd Gordon finished second in the voting while Louisiana's Dave MacIsaac was third.
"I'm humbled and honored to be selected for this award by my fellow coaches," said Walby. "The guys I really need to thank are the guys that wore the Surge jerseys this year, because they bought into the system, came here to learn, and together we were successful as a team."
Walby, who previously coached the ECHL's Mississippi Sea Wolves for two seasons, led the expansion Surge to a 34-14-8 record in capturing the William B. Coffey Trophy as regular season champions.
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SPHL Coach of the Year Award Winners
2009-10 - Steffon Walby, Mississippi Surge
2008-09 - Scott Hillman, Knoxville Ice Bears
2007-08 - Rick Allain, Jacksonville Barracudas
2006-07 - John Marks, Fayetteville FireAntz
2005-06 - Jerome Bechard, Columbus Cottonmouths
2004-05 - Derek Booth, Fayetteville FireAntz
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