By Kindersley Klippers
Former Assistant Returns To Fill Head Coach/GM Void
The Kindersley Klippers announced Clayton Jardine will be returning to the club this season in the role of GM/Head Coach. Jardine spent the 2015/16 campaign with the Klippers as an Assistant Coach to Geoff Grimwood, who resigned from the post last week.
Klippers’ President Brett Sautner says their familiarity with Jardine was key in making their hire.
“It’s nice to have someone that we trust and is familiar with the organization and can pick up where Geoff left off. We’re not looking to rebuild here, I think over the next couple of years we think we can really run for a championship. Anybody that knows him knows he works hard, and will do a good job. It will be a good fit.”
Klippers assistant coach Larry Wintoneak will return to the team this season.
Grimwood meanwhile, made the decision to head back west due to personal reasons.
“I would like to thank the Klippers entire organization, board, fans, sponsors, staff, and in particular the players. I have enjoyed my time in the SJHL but for family reasons have decided to return home to BC for the time being. I am and will continue to be a big supporter of the Klippers and the SJHL going forward and wish them both nothing but success.”
Grimwood joined the Kindersley Klippers after the 2014-2015 season was completed. His regular season record with the Klippers stands at 79-82-13, amassing 171 points in 174 games.
The Klippers did not miss the playoffs during his tenure, making it to the league quarterfinal round twice.