There’s a new top dog in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Bulldogs introduced their new head coach today — John Gruden.
No, not the former NFL head coach who led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Super Bowl glory and is now an analyst with ESPN.
Although this John Gruden did make national headlines over the last few months.
He was fired, not once, but twice, by Flint Firebirds owner Rolf Nilsen.
Nilsen reportedly turfed the 45-year-old Virginia, Minnesota native over the playing time of his son.
I’m glad Troy Smith, who also applied for the job, remains with the team as associate coach and assistant general manager.
Gruden and Bulldogs president & GM Steve Staios played together in Boston and Providence during the 1995/96 season.
Given their history together, it seems like a good fit.
Bulldogs fans starving for playoff hockey are certainly hoping so.