Estero, Fla.– The Florida Jr. Blades are proud to announce the addition of Gary Gill to the coaching staff. Gill will be joining the Jr. Blades organization as an assistant coach for the 2012-2013 season.
A native of Aston, Pa Gill brings a wealth of professional experience to the Jr. Blades. He spent the 2011-2012 season with the Mississippi River Kings of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). “We are pleased to have Gary join the Blades staff” says head coach and general manager Tad O’Had. “He has a wealth of knowledge to share with our players and is a disciplinarian with a great track record collegiately and professionally.”
Gill’s professional experience is expansive, he was head coach of the Rome Frenzy of the Federal Hockey League, an assistant coach/ video analyst for the Reading Royals of the ECHL and the head coach of the Penn State University (Berks Campus) ACHA Div III ice hockey club.
Gill started at Penn State University in 2006 as the assistant coach of their ACHA Div III team. While in role he grew the program to include a Div I and III squad. He was promoted to head coach and during his tenure had a record of 55-8.
“Gary will be adding many new elements to the Jr. Blades. He will be sharing his expertise of game day analysis with our players” says O’Had. “He will be analyzing game film, pre-scouting teams and recruiting and scouting players.”
The team is very excited to add a professional with a glowing track record. Gary Gill will be in attendance at the teams final “Free Agent Camp” starting on June 29th. “We are looking forward to having Gill join the staff and man the bench with us,” stated O’Had.
With experience coaching at the ECHL, CHL, SPHL, FHL and collegiate levels, Gill is primed for success with the Jr. Blades this season.