Sunday, April 5, 2009

Storm Fire Rudrud

The Tri-City Storm have fired head coach Tom Rudrud.

Following Saturday's 5-2 season-ending loss to Sioux Falls, Rudrud said he was told on Thursday by new team owner Kirk Brooks that he would not be retained.

This is surprising to me. Despite the bad season, Rudrud seemed like a good coach. Former owner, Joel Wiens, didn't really believe in scouting and reportedly fired scouts. So, the coach was left to find players off the internet.

It does sound like Kirk Brooks has some money to throw around, so perhaps he has something up his sleeve. I just hope that the Storm organization picks a head coach a little earlier than they did last season as well.

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