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Texas Head Coach Jeff Pyle ready for first AHL season
Texas Head Coach Jeff Pyle ready for first AHL season
Regular season opens on 9 October

By Mitch Cooper

CEDAR PARK, Texas – In just a few days, the Texas Stars will embark on their third AHL season. They were so successful in their first two seasons that their Head Coach, Glen Gulutzan, and Assistant Coach, Paul Jerrard were hired to lead the Dallas Stars NHL team.

Not long after, Texas Stars General Manager Scott White announced the hiring of Jeff Pyle who served as Head Coach for the past eight seasons with the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL. Pyle led the Gladiators to five straight 40-win seasons, A Kelly Cup finals appearance in 2006 after a rare 50-win season and six playoff appearances in eight seasons.

“It was a thorough process for us and in the end our management in Dallas felt Jeff was the perfect fit for the job,” White said. “He brings a lot of experience to the rink on a daily basis and has a strong track record of developing players for the next level.”

Coach Pyle wasn’t necessarily looking for a new job, but his timing couldn’t have been better.

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Posted on 10/07/11

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