The last coaching link to the Silvertips' inaugural season, as well as the Constantine era, has moved on...
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Apr 14, 2011
Jay Varady to Coach Ducs d'Angers
Everett Silvertips Vice President / General Manager Doug Soetaert announced Tuesday that Associate Head Coach Jay Varady, a member of the Silvertips coaching staff for all eight seasons, has accepted the head coaching position with the Ducs dAngers, a team competing in Frances top-tier Ligue Magnus.
In terms of growing as a coach and accepting additional responsibilities, this is a natural career progression for me, and Im excited to become the Head Coach in Angers, Varady said. Everett is a really special place for me, and to be able to spend eight years with the same organization has been a true privilege. Id like to thank Mr. Yuill and Doug Soetaert for providing me the opportunity to work with this great organization from the beginning. I would also like to thank the coaches Ive worked with, especially Craig Hartsburg and Chris Hartsburg.
Varady, 33, was Everetts Associate Head Coach from 2007-11 after serving as Assistant Coach for four years from 2003-07. During his tenure in Everett, the Silvertips posted a Western Conference Championship and three U.S. Division titles while making the playoffs in each of his eight seasons. The Cahokia, IL native won a gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships with USA Hockey as the teams Video Coordinator after working as a coach at USA Hockeys World Junior Evaluation Camp in 2008.
Prior to his time in Everett, Varady served as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Forge, winning the Junior A NAHL National Championship in 2003. He played three seasons of Division I NCAA hockey with Union College prior to an injury that relocated him to the bench, where he served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Dutchmen in 2000-01.
Jay has been a loyal and dedicated member of our organization for the last eight years, and we are all happy that he is able to begin his head coaching career, Silvertips Vice President / General Manager Doug Soetaert said. We all thank him for his efforts in Everett and wish him nothing but the absolute best success in Angers.
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Varady was catching a lot of grief (at least from fans) for the Special Teams being so horrible this season.
This is truly the Hartsburg show now.