It is with a heavy heart that Oxford City Stars announces the departure of Head Coach Simon Anderson through mutual consent. Simon has been an integral part of our club, contributing significantly to our journey, and it is with sincere appreciation that we bid him farewell.
Regrettably, the current season has not unfolded as envisioned, and despite Simon's unwavering dedication, the desired results on the ice have been elusive. The dressing room, for various reasons, has not responded to Simon's strategies as anticipated, leading to this difficult but mutual decision.
Simon leaves with our utmost respect, gratitude, and best wishes for his future endeavors. His contributions to the team will be remembered, and we thank him for his tireless efforts.
In the interim, Shannon Taylor, a familiar face within the Oxford City Stars family, will step into the role of caretaker coach. Shannon brings valuable experience and a deep understanding of our team dynamics.
"We want to express our gratitude to Simon Anderson for his dedication and hard work during his time with Oxford City Stars. It's always a tough decision when parting ways with someone who has given so much to the club," said Shane Moore, Head of Hockey Operations for Oxford City Stars.
Looking ahead, Oxford City Stars is actively exploring options for a new head coach that match our growth plans and ambitions. We invite applications from experienced players and head coaches who may be interested in taking on this pivotal role within our organisation.
For those interested, please submit your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st Dec 2023. We do reserve the right to close the position if a suitable candidate is found ahead of this date. We are excited about the future and are confident in finding the right individual to lead our team to success.