Lamar Hunt Jr.'s Missouri Mavericks have hired John-Scott Dickson as their new Assistant Coach for the upcoming ECHL 2015-16 season. Dickson accepted the position on September 10th.
Kansas City, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/29/2015 -- Ahead of the 2015-16 season, Lamar Hunt Jr.'s Missouri Mavericks have hired John-Scott Dickson to the Assistant Coach position. This is Dickson's first coaching position, transitioning from on the ice player to coaching staff after four years of playing the left wing position for the Missouri Mavericks.
Dickson was a successful team player for the Missouri Mavericks while they played in the CHL and will now work with the same Head Coach he played under, Richard Matvichuk. The coaching staff has accepted the hiring of Dickson, noting his exceptional hard working attitude as a player and his 75 goals and 79 assists.
The Mavericks had Dickson on staff as a player-coach for much of the 2014-15 season to prepare him for the assistant coaching position. Originally from Canada, Dickson and his wife and children now live nearby the Mavericks home city of Independence in Liberty, MO.
Dickson and the Mavericks team celebrated his hire announcement at the Missouri Mavericks annual Fan Fest event September 12. The new Assistant Coach was featured in a special on stage interview after the announcement.
About The Missouri Mavericks
The Missouri Mavericks are a professional ice hockey team based in Independence, Missouri and the proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders (NHL) and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Mavs are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the ECHL led by General Manager Brent Thiessen and Head Coach Richard Matvichuk. Founded in 2009, the Mavericks are entering into their seventh season in franchise history at Independence Events Center. Missouri competed for five seasons in the Central Hockey League (CHL) before formally joining the ECHL on Oct. 7, 2014 ahead of their 2014-15 campaign. Lamar Hunt Jr. was announced as the new President and Owner of the Missouri Mavericks on Feb. 6, 2015.
About Lamar Hunt Jr.
Lamar Hunt, Jr. founded and participates in the Loretto Companies group that includes the Kansas City based private charitable organization Loretto Foundation, LLC. One of the major goals of the foundation, besides making contributions to charities, is to educate the public about what the Christian faith has to say about business and our work in the world. Hunt is also the owner of the Independence, MO hockey team the Missouri Mavericks, LLC (member of the East Coast hockey League).