Darryl Williams, a local coach with lots of experience on the rink, is taking over as the Newfoundland Growlers new assistant coach.
This announcement follows a recent coaching shift for the Growlers. Ryan Clowe stepped down from his position as head coach last week, due to medical reasons. That role was then filled by former assistant coach, John Snowden.
The @MapleLeafs announced today that Newfoundland & Labrador native, Darryl Williams has been named Assistant Coach of the Newfoundland Growlers.
— Newfoundland Growlers (@NLGrowlers) January 29, 2019
Darryl Williams, originally from Labrador City, brings extensive experience home to Newfoundland and Labrador. Since 2014, he acted as the assistant coach for the New York Rangers. Prior to that, he served six seasons as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks. He was also a member of the coaching staff for the St. John’s Fog Devils from 2005 to 2007.
Along with 11 seasons playing professional hockey, Williams played two games with the LA Kings during the 1992-93 season.
Dean MacDonald, team co-owner, says they’re thrilled to add Williams to their coaching staff as brings valuable experience to the team.