Former NHL player Jason Morgan is the new head coach at Glasgow Clan, with the Canadian also taking on the role of Head of Hockey Operations.
Morgan moves to the Clan after the experience of coaching Aalborg Pirates in the Champions Hockey League and having guided DVTK Jegesmedvék to three play-off championships and two league titles in Hungary.
The appointment is one of the first major decisions taken by new Clan owner Michael O’Rourke, who took control of the club and Braehead Arena recently.
O’Rourke said he had settled on Morgan after an “extensive search” led him to settle on a coach with experience from a long playing career in North America before coaching success in Europe.
“We’d like to welcome Jason Morgan and his family to the Glasgow Clan,” O’Rourke said. “From the outset of our search we wanted to bring someone to the club that had previous coaching and hockey operations experience to compliment the team of people we already have in place.
“Jason comes to the Clan following a highly impressive playing career in North America and Europe. Since hanging up his skates and moving into coaching his success in the Erste Liga as well as coaching Aalborg in the Champions Hockey League has impressed us.
“We’re looking forward to working with Jason during an exciting period coming up for the club and the fantastic Purple Army.”
Morgan said: “First I want to thank Mr. Michael O’Rourke and the TDL Media ownership group for giving me this opportunity. I’m honoured, and extremely excited for the challenge of leading the Glasgow Clan over the coming years.
“I’ve heard great things about the Clan organisation, the city of Glasgow, Scotland as a country and the tremendous fans that turn up in huge numbers to support the team week after week. My family and I are looking forward to joining the Purple Army family.”