The Merritt Centennials are proud to announce the extension of Head Coach and General Manager Derek Sweet-Coulter for the 2020-21 season.
Coach Sweet-Coulter unexpectedly took over the Cents this season following a 2-9 stumble out of the gate from then Head Coach Barry Wolff. Under Sweet-Coulter’s tenure this season the Centennials went 12-31-1-3, and despite inheriting a tough situation had the Cents in playoff position ahead of the Christmas break and they saw a surge towards the end of the campaign going 4-3 in their last 7.
President of the Merritt Centennials Neil Menard echoed the Board’s announcement Friday morning.
“At our Board meeting on Wednesday we had a good discussion about the future of the Merritt Centennials, and the future of our coaching staff, and our Board has decided that we will extend Head Coach Derek Sweet Coulter for the coming 2020-21 hockey season.”
Head Coach Sweet-Coulter says he’s excited to be back behind the bench and is looking forward to building his own team.
“I’m extremely proud to lead this great organization into the future. Thank you to the executive and Board of Directors for their continued support and belief in what we are building. The culture we are creating will be something the entire community can be proud of. As a staff we look forward to building a great program.”
The Centennials look to continue to build their team through camps throughout the off-season.