Zack Fitzgerald will be the new man behind home bench in Glasgow this coming season, replacing Pete Russell who left the team earlier this month.
33-years-old, Fitzgerald captained the Clan last season on his return to Glasgow after three seasons in Sheffield. This will be his first role as Head Coach, although he was previously Player-Assistant Coach in his first stint with the Clan. “I’m really really excited and pumped to be heading back to the Glasgow Clan. I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club, so now with a new job and a new title I can’t wait to get the new season started,” said Fitzgerald. “The focus now is finalising our player targets, getting the right team on the ice and putting an exciting team on the ice again. It’s a natural progression for me, it was nice to get that call from Gareth (Chalmers, Chief Operating Officer) and say exactly what I wanted to hear – it was too good of an opportunity to pass up!”
Clan Chief Operating Officer Gareth Chalmers commented: “We are delighted to welcome Zack and his family back to the Glasgow Clan. When starting our search for a new head coach, I wanted someone who knows the EIHL, but also has a connection with the club and city. In appointing Zack, we have someone with that experience, someone who already understands the demands of being head coach of the Clan.”
“We have a very good core group of players already signed for the 2019/20 season, so it was important we appointed someone who complimented the ethos we are implementing here. I am looking forward to working with Zack, it is very apparent that he shares the passion of the club and Purple Army in competing for major trophies.”