Tuesday, January 8, 2013
General Manager Garry Davidson will take over as Head Coach on an interim basis, with Mitch Love continuing in his role as Assistant Coach.
"After taking a great deal of time over the last 11 months assessing and analyzing the direction of our organization, I've come to the decision that a change needed to be made," said Davidson. "It's important for us to ensure that everyone in our organization operates under the same philosophy and shares the same vision of building a program that is among the WHL's elite."
"Mark Ferner and Chris Hartsburg deserve a great deal of respect and appreciation for all the hard work they have put in during their time with the Silvertips, and we would like to thank them both for their efforts. Mark and Chris are good people and we wish them all the best going forward."
The Silvertips will begin the search for the fifth head coach in franchise history in the offseason, with Davidson serving as interim coach through the remainder of the current season. Love will remain in his current role as the lone assistant coach. The franchise does not plan to add a second assistant coach at this time.