HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 18, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Thursday announced that Jamey Hicks of the Birmingham Bulls was selected as the SPHL Coach of the Year in a vote of league coaches, general managers and media representatives.
Hicks led the Bulls to a 39-15-2 record for a total of 81 points. This season marked the second year that the Bulls have been a team in the SPHL. In just two seasons, Hicks helped an expansion team evolve into a team battling in the playoffs. This season, the head coach was also named the 2019 All-Star Coach for Team South. In his two seasons as coach, Hicks has an overall regular season record of 61-43-8.
Past 5 SPHL Coach of the Year Award Winners
2017-18 – Jean-Guy Trudel, Peoria Rivermen
2016-17 – Kevin Kerr, Macon Mayhem
2015-16 – Jean-Guy Trudel, Peoria Rivermen
2014-15 – Jean-Guy Trudel, Peoria Rivermen
2013-14 – Rod Aldoff, Pensacola Ice Flyers
The SPHL will announce its Most Valuable Player on Friday.