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Glasgow Clan are delighted to announce the appointment of Zack Fitzgerald as the club’s new Head Coach.

Fitzgerald replaces Pete Russell who resigned recently to take up a role in Germany with EHC Freiburg.

The 33-year-old American, originally joined the Clan as a player back in 2014, before moving onto the Sheffield Steelers one year later.

During his time with the Steelers, Fitzgerald won an EIHL league title in 2015/16 and an EIHL playoff championship during 2016/17.

Following three seasons in South Yorkshire, Fitzgerald returned north to Glasgow last summer to become the captain of the new look Clan.

Fitzgerald expressed his delight at joining:

“I’m really excited and pumped to be heading back to Glasgow Clan.

I’ve enjoyed my time at the club tremendously, so now with a new job and a new title I can’t wait to get the new season started.

The focus now is finalising our player targets and putting an exciting team on the ice again.

It’s a natural progression for me, it was nice to get that call from Gareth and say exactly what I wanted to hear – it was too good of an opportunity to pass up!”

Clan Chief Operating Officer Gareth Chalmers commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Zack and his family back to the Glasgow Clan.

When starting our search for a new head coach, I wanted someone who knows the EIHL, but also has a connection with the club and city.

In appointing Zack, we have someone with that experience, someone who already understands the demands of being head coach of the Clan.

We have a very good core group of players already signed for the 2019/20 season, so it was important we appointed someone who complimented the ethos we are implementing here.

I am looking forward to working with Zack, it is very apparent that he shares the passion of the club and Purple Army in competing for major trophies.”