Ralston, NE - The Omaha Lancers have announced the hiring of Sean Walsh as Assistant Coach.
Walsh arrives in Omaha after serving as the Video Coordinator and Statistical Analyst at the University of Maine.
“I want to thank Coach Cassidy and the entire Lancers organization for this opportunity,” Walsh said. “The history and traditions of this organization are incredible. I couldn’t be more excited to get started and work to help our players achieve their goals and help our team compete every day to bring a Clark cup back to the city of Omaha.”
A native of Maine, Sean comes from a family that lives and breathes hockey. His father, Shawn, was the Head Coach at the University of Maine, his brother Travis played at Michigan State University, and his other brother Tyler currently coaches at Colby College.
Sean’s playing career was spent in Maine High school hockey, but he realized at a young age that behind the bench is where he belonged. Before attending the University of Maine, Walsh approached the coaching staff and asked if they would take him on and teach him how to coach. Sean was able to learn from the late Red Gendron, Ben Guite, and Alfie Michaud at Maine and did everything he could to learn the in’s and out’s of the game. From filming practice every day to running all of the video and analytics for the team, that role grew into Sean being on the ice for team practices and being a skills coach for all of Maine’s skill sessions. Walsh was in charge of the hockey school at Maine this past season as camp director and Lead Coach. He is a regular coach at Graeme Townshend’s hockey school in the summers and he also coached this year at the Team USA 17’s Select Camp.
"Sean will be an incredible addition to the Lancer family,” Head Coach and General Manager Chadd Cassidy said. “His energy and passion for the game are infectious. He will be an excellent mentor to all of our players."
Full, Half, and Flex tickets are still available. Visit www.lancers.com to secure your seats for the 2021-2 season.