- Created: 09 August 2010
Eugene Generals' Head Coach Jay Miller has announced that he is resigning his role as Head Coach for the Generals to pursue other professional opportunities. Jay spent four years with the Generals organization; two as an assistant coach and two as the Head Coach and posted a 79-27 record as head coach with the team.
"Jay was a vital part of the Generals family where he brought kids who performed on and off the ice," stated General Manager Flint Doungchak. "I want to thank Jay for his tenure with the team and wish him luck in his new job."
Jay coached the Generals to back-to-back 38 wins seasons. Last season, the Generals had a franchise record 15 consecutive wins from November 3 to January 2nd. Jay played a critical role in moving players up to higher levels of hockey in his four years with the organization.
General Manager Flint Doungchak will fill in as interim head coach as the team searches for their new head coach. The search is on the way and the Generals are trying to fill the position as soon as possible.
The Generals also have announced that the organization and Director of Public Relations/Assistant Coach Chris Bilder have parted ways. Bilder spent five years with the organization in a number of roles including: Director of Public Relations, Executive Producer of Eugene Generals Hockey Network and Assistant Coach.
Bilder was key in building the Generals Public image since the team was formed in 2005. He was also in charge of making sure that Generalsï¿½ players were giving back to the community and that the team was represented in the media.
"Chris helped build the Generals into a successful organization and attendance and media coverage has grown every year he has be here," explained GM Flint Doungchak. "The Generals appreciate all the work Chris has done for the organization."
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Flint Doungchak, General Manager, Eugene Generals