AS ESTEVAN BRUINS COACH
Monday, January 03, 2011
From the Estevan Bruins WebSite:
The Estevan Bruins executive would like to announce that effective immediately, Karry Biette is no longer the club’s head coach and general manager. Bruins’ President Jeff Pierson asked Karry for his resignation during a meeting Monday morning and at that time, he resigned.
Assistant coach Chad Leslie will take over as head coach for the remainder of the season. Sean Garagan will remain as assistant coach while the training staff, led by trainer Gerry Aspen, will also remain with the club. Chad and Director of Player Personnel Rick Oakes will handle the general manager duties from an on-ice perspective. Marketing and Operations Manager Becky Tait will continue in her role and handle off-ice business with the assistance of the executive. Pierson said the decision was not easy but one the executive felt was necessary given the team’s performance over the past month. “We remain confident that the club is among the most talented in the SJHL. However, the team has underachieved and we came to the conclusion that a change was needed,” said Pierson.
“Chad has an excellent relationship with the players and will bring a fresh perspective to the team. As an alumni, he is committed to seeing the club has a strong finish to the regular season and a long playoff run.” Pierson added the executive would also like to thank Biette for his service to the club. “It would be tough to find someone more dedicated to the organization than Karry. He has done an excellent job as general manager handling the day-to-day business of the club. However that has not translated to wins as of late and we felt it was time to make this decision.”