BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors and General Manager John Olver have announced the new coach.
The Condors announced that Troy Mann has been named the fifth head coach in Condors history.
"I'm excited about joining the Condors family," said Mann. "My goal this summer was to become a head coach and I am thankful for this opportunity from the Condors organization. I look forward to working with John Olver, rebuilding the hockey program, getting the team back into the playoffs, and competing for a Kelly Cup championship."
Mann, 43, has spent the last eight seasons in the coaching ranks including the past four campaigns as an assistant coach with the Hersey Bears of the American Hockey League. During his time in Hershey, the Bears went a remarkable 180-100-10-22 including an AHL record-setting campaign in 2009-10.
Under his leadership, nine current Washington Capitals were developed in Hershey.
"Throughout this process the criteria that we established for our head coach was someone with professional head coaching experience, proven playoff success, and a person of high character," Olver said. "Every successful team has a foundation with a strong leader, and we believe that we have added that cornerstone with Troy."