Chicago Steel Head Coach Greg Moore has accepted the position with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, stepping into the same role with the Toronto Maple Leaf affiliate. The Steel promoted Associate Head Coach Brock Sheahan to Head Coach yesterday, as well.
“I want to thank the Steel family for the positive experience through my time in Chicago,” said Moore during an interview with the Steel. “The genuine care and love for working together that the players and staff have demonstrated has been something special to be a part of. I’m very thankful for the players, staff and management and the support they have given to me during my time here. With the strength of the staff and management, I have all the confidence in the world for the continued success of the Steel this season and that the growth and development of the players will continue.”
With Moore at the helm, Chicago reached the 2019 Clark Cup Final while setting the team record for victories by a rookie coach with 37 wins and 78 points during the regular season. Moore also guided the Steel to first place in the Eastern Conference this season with a 15–4–1–0 record.
“We’re going to miss Greg and everything he brought to our organization, but we couldn’t be more thrilled for him to earn this opportunity,” said Steel General Manager Ryan Hardy. “There are so many synergies between our program here and their program in Toronto. The Marlies are getting an incredible coach and special person to lead their team in the next chapter.”
Brock Sheahan has spent the last season and a half as the team’s Associate Head Coach and will make the transition to the bench boss effective immediately. Sheahan had mostly been in charge of developing the team’s defenseman.
“Brock has been integral in the growth of every facet of our program and I could not be more excited for him and his family that he will be the man to lead us into the next chapter of Chicago Steel hockey,” said Hardy.