Tuesday, July 29, 2008

McGroarty Inks Extension

The Lincoln Stars have announced that an agreement has been reached with head coach Jimmy McGroarty that will keep him with the organization through the 2010-11 season. McGroarty, who was named head coach and general manager in July 2007, guided the team to a 31-22-7 regular season record before being eliminated in the second round of the USHL Playoffs by the eventual champions, the Omaha Lancers. In his first season, McGroarty was also a finalist for the USHL General Manager of the Year Award.

"Over the past season, Jimmy's proven himself to be one of North America's finest young coaches, and capable of handling the pressures of being a head coach in the USHL," said Stars President Jim Pflug. "He's quickly earned the respect of coaches, players and fans, and is deserving of a strong commitment from the Stars organization. We're excited about our future with Jimmy at the helm."

"The players and fans made my first year as Head Coach/General Manager a very enjoyable experience," said McGroarty. "It's an honor for me to be associated with the Stars organization and the fans that support us through the ups and downs of a season. I'm looking forward to this upcoming season as we have another great group of talented young men that will make the Ice Box an exciting place with the greatest fans in the USHL. My family and I are proud to call Lincoln home."

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