Manchester Storm are delighted to announce the promotion of Matt Ginn to Head Coach for the 2022/23 EIHL campaign, on a two-year deal.
The former starting netminder will be taking up the full-time coaching reigns, for the first time in his career, after splitting last season between player and assistant coach. An unfortunate career-ending injury in early November curtailed what would have been Ginn’s final year as a player. However, the import netminder seized the opportunity to learn from now General Manager, Ryan Finnerty, for the remainder of the EIHL season shadowing him in the role of Head Coach.
Alongside half a season of assistant coaching, Ginn spent parts of the pandemic interrupted 2020-21 season coaching Lindsay Muskies (his former junior side) in the OJHL before returning to the crease.
The freshly appointed Head Coach had this to say about his new position within the Storm franchise:
“First of all, I’d like to thank Jamie and Ryan for presenting me with this unbelievable opportunity to become Head Coach of the Manchester Storm. Unfortunately, with my injury I am unable to continue my playing career and have retired from that facet of the game.
With that being said, I could not be more excited to get to work and help bring a fast, competitive and successful team to the ice in Manchester. I want to assemble a roster that will be easy for our fans to get behind and reflects the city’s truth grit.
Last season was not the type of season we wanted or enjoyed, but we are going to turn the page and build on the positives we can. Also, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the fans for their continued support and I am pumped to help re-establish a winning culture here in Manchester. Go Storm!”