The Drumheller Dragons announced on Thursday, July 7 they’ve hired Darryl Olsen as assistant coach for the 2016-17 season.
“I took my time; I had some very strong candidates for the position,” said Brian Curran.
“I felt with a young team this year and what I’m trying to do I needed a little more experience and with Darryl that is what I get. Darryl not only has played the game at the highest level but he has been teaching skill development for the last several years and has had a lot of success in moving players to the highest level. I felt this was key for me this season as I want to have the right tools to help this team be successful and I feel Darryl will be a great addition to the Dragons.”
Olsen, an Alberta native, has an extensive background both as a coach and as a player (defense) at the Junior, NCAA, and American and European professional levels. Darryl and his family have resided in Salt Lake City for quite some time but are looking forward to the move back home to Alberta.
“I am very thankful that Brian Curran and the Drumheller Dragons are giving me the opportunity to join such a great organization. I take great pride in being a development coach focused on skills. I am very excited to have the opportunity to help develop this group of young players and watch them grow and have success during the season,” said Olsen.