Thursday, May 06, 2010
Bulldogs Announce Nolan Graham stepping down, Name Paul Esdale as new Head Coach and GM
Nolan thanked the organization and fans for the great opportunity they gave him, and for their role in furthering his career.
Best of luck to Nolan. You won't find a better guy, and a more passionate and hard working Coach.
At the same time the Bulldogs announced that they will be promoting from within, as they named Paul Esdale as their new Head Coach and GM effective immediately.
Huge congrats to Paul....what a crazy year, as he made a huge life changing decision when he and his new wife raced to Port Alberni last fall to be Nolan's Assistant Coach and GM after the sudden departure of Bryan Vines. Less than a year later, he is now the Head Coach and GM.
I couldn't be happier for Paul personally. From a hockey standpoint, I absolutely love this move. Paul was obviously a huge part of everything in what was the most successful season in franchise history. What better way to keep it going by trying to maintain some familiarity behind the bench? Great call, in my humble opinion.
More later, including audio from the press conference.
Bulldogs President Andy Oakes also stated that the team is currently searching for an Assistant Coach and Assistant GM to compliment Paul's Coaching Staff.
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