The Wichita Falls Wildcats are looking for a new head coach.
John LaFontaine, who guided the Wildcats to the Robinson Cup final this past season, has agrees to a similar position with the Muskegon (Mich.) Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League.
LaFontaine is the current North American Hockey League coach of the year, and posted an 83-27-10 record during the past two seasons.
The Wildcats were the NAHL South Division champion this season.
Owner Roy Davoult told the Times Record News he would like to have a new coach in place by the time of the Wildcats’ final tryout camp at the end of July in Wichita Falls.
Josh Nelson, the Wildcats’ current assistant, is expected to remain with the team.
LaFontaine leaves as the best coach in club history, and 22 Wildcats landed at Division I colleges throughout the country – another indication of his coaching acumen. Read more in the July 16 Bowie News.
Wichita Falls Wildcats. (Logo provided by the team, used with permission)