Coaching duo leave Kilmarnock Storm

Kilmarnock Storm coaches Myles Watson and Eric Young have decided to leave the club.

Storm have struggled in the SNL over the past few years, but the pair guided the team to 7th in the table and a place in the play-off quarter-finals last season.

Watson said: “The time has come to say goodbye – it’s been a mixed four years since joining the Storm.

“I wish to thank everyone who helped at the club that helped with volunteering and fundraising and especially Eric Young who is responsible for keeping the club going and putting in place the structures it has today.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with him. I hope the next team can give the commitment, discipline, hard work and respect required to keep improving the club and I wish them farewell and good luck.”

Young added: “After five years at Kilmarnock I’ve decided to leave to spend more time with my family. I also have other hockey commitments which take up a lot of my time.

“It’s been a roller-coaster five years since coming in to help Dayle Keen run the bench. I took over after Keeno left to help keep the club going, then worked alongside Myles who I have the utmost respect for.

“We’ve had some real lows, but also some great highs most recently. Myles and I work well together and this season finally saw us turn the team round into a force in the SNL.

“I leave the Storm in a strong position to push on and strengthen the team further and attract the sponsorship they deserve for their efforts and be a real force next season.

“I wish the players and helpers all the very best for the future and thank them all for accepting me at the club.”

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