The Fort McMurray Oil Barons are excited to announce the promotion of Sara Diamond to Assistant Coach.
“We are thrilled to be expanding Sara’s role into next season. When we brought her on board at the start of last season, we knew we were getting a quality person, but one that fit our coaching staff perfectly. She brings a tremendous work ethic, a very detailed approach to everything she teaches on the ice, and most importantly wants to develop players to help them improve areas of their game that are in need. It was a no brainer for us to add her into the Asst. Coach role, but she will continue to be our Skating & Skills Coach as well.” Said Head Coach and General Manager Adam Manah.
“Sara will join us on the bench for home games and part of her role will be to communicate with the players shift to shift via the IPAD. This will be a new teaching tool we will have for our players which is resemblant to what they use in the NHL. She will be able to not only help us with in game adjustments against the opposition, but with the players as well. The direct feedback she will communicate to them, or to simply have them re-watch what happened on the previous play will help create a better picture for them before their next shift. Sara brings an infectious energy to the rink, and we feel her passion for the game will be a great addition to her expanded role within our staff.”
Diamond previously served as power skating and skills coach last season and will have an expanded role moving forward with the MOB. The Bonavista, NL, native has many years of experience as a hockey instructor and also in player development with Diamond Edge Factory.
“I am very humbled and grateful that I have been given the opportunity to take on an expanded role with the Oil Barons joining them in an Assistant Coach position. In my first year, I embraced my role as the Skating & Skills Coach and now I look forward to continuing to learn from Adam & Carter along with the entire coaching staff. I feel I will be able to share my knowledge and experience with them and the players by being on the ice at practice every day and on the bench for home games. We want to continue to help develop our players and move them on to the next level. I am very honoured to be a part of a renowned organization such as the MOB and look forward to getting started in August.” Said Sara.