Thursday July 31, 2008
Augusta, Ga--A week ago the Lynx announced their new affiliation with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Today, they've found a coach and it's probably as good as it gets. The all time wins leader in ECHL hisotry, John Marks takes over the team.
Marks was introduced this afternoon and you can tell by the reaction of the dozen or so on hand, they like the choice. Marks is a proven winner having won a couple of league championships with Charlotte and Greenville. This past year, he was in Pensecola. Now he'll step behind the bench of the Lynx.
"As a coach at this level you see a lot of changes over the years" said new Lynx coach John Marks "Franchies have come and gone and some pretty quickly and the stability of the ownership here and there's excellent support here"
Up next., filling out a roster. Lynx have extended contract offers to some and things should happen pretty quick with a coach now in place.