Skyhawks General Manager Guy Blanchard has been looking over resumes from prospects who could fill the vacant Skyhawks coaching position job, which opened up when Randy Edmonds accepted a deal to coach in Germany this fall.
After looking at the resumes sent in by 7 applicants, Guy Blanchard is now down to his final two. Blanchard adds he will only interview the two best, and will move down to three, four and five if the top two don’t cut it.
Blanchard won’t elaborate on who his finalists are, but it’s no secret that Kevin Kerr, the all-time minor pro goal scoring champion who’s hanging up the blades this summer, was or is still one of the candidates.
“He’s interested, he’s certainly on the list but his goal is to hopefully join one of the OHL teams in an assistant coaching capacity,” Blanchard said last week about Kevin Kerr.
“I don’t think he’s had an answer from them yet, until he gets an answer from them he really he can’t give me an answer.”
But BayToday.ca has learned that the assistant coaching position Kerr applied for in the OHL has now been filled.
While Blanchard has confidence in finding a new bench boss, he hasn’t ruled out the option of doing the job himself once again.
“If I find a person comfortable for the position that guys going to do it, however, I’m not opposed to coaching,” said the man who coached the Skyhawks to their first two NOJHL titles.
Blanchard has also noted that he’s received applications from out of town coaches too, which makes things complicated because the coaching job isn’t really a full-time paid position.
“Our concerns now that the coaches that come in here need a supplement job, what we are trying to do is get them supplement jobs, is there something available so they can make up their balance of their income,” Blanchard said.