Dauphin, MB – After a great deal of interest and an intensive selection and interview process, the Dauphin Kings Junior A Hockey Club has signed a new Head Coach and General Manager. Dauphin Kings fans will see Marc Berry behind the bench as they take to the ice this fall.
Berry is no stranger to the hockey club, having been the Assistant Coach and Marketing Director for the past 6 seasons, and interim Head Coach and GM since December. He has now signed a 3-year contract that will see him lead the team through to the 2018-19 season.
“The Selection Committee had a tough task ahead of them in choosing a new leader for this team”, stated Kings President and Governor, Randy Daley. “We had many strong, qualified candidates but Marc put forward an impressive application and blew us away with his preparedness, as well as with his contacts, plans, and passion for the Kings. It was a unanimous decision and we are confident that Marc can lead and develop this team.”
For Berry, it is a dream come true. “I’m excited. Getting the opportunity to be a Head Coach in the MJHL has been a goal of mine. Being named Head Coach and GM of the Dauphin Kings, a team with such a rich history, is an incredible honour. There will be some great challenges ahead and I can’t wait to get started.”
“I want to thank the Dauphin Kings Board of Directors for giving me this opportunity. I also want to thank Marlin Murray for giving me a chance six years ago, and all of the support I’ve received from the community since I took over in December. Lastly I want to thank my wife Michelle and our boys, Joe and Josh, for all of their support, understanding and patience.
The Kings are also in the process of hiring a full-time Marketing Director, and hope to make an announcement regarding that in the coming weeks.