Herbers Named New Admirals Head Coach

Coming as little surprise, Ian Herbers was named Milwaukee’s new head coach Monday afternoon, replacing the departed Kirk Muller, who left to take over the head coaching duties of the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL.

Herbers becomes Milwaukee’s sixth coach in the franchise’s American Hockey League history. His debut as the Admirals bench boss will take place Tuesday night against Abbotsford.

The promotion for Herbers comes after two-plus seasons as an assistant coach with the Admirals. On an interim basis Nashville’s Director of Player Development Martin Gelinas will serve as Herbers assistant coach.

So Roundtable . . . What do think of today’s monumental events? Is Ian Herbers ready to take over as Milwaukee’s head coach after being passed over during the offseason in favor of Kirk Muller? Are you happy for Muller, or dissappointed that he left the Admirals after just 17 games?

5 thoughts on “Herbers Named New Admirals Head Coach”

  1. Judging by the comments I read from Paul Fenton earlier, Ian was in line for the Admirals job before Kirk made himself available…so I feel totally capable with Ian as coach. 20% happy for Kirk, to be able to make it to the NHL as coach, but why couldn’t he just have said.. “I have a commitment to this team, talk to me at the end of the season” ?

  2. I think Ian will do great. Young team, and Kirk was not here all that long.
    Just think if this had happened last year with Lane?

    I wish Ian well!
    Only one small request for Ian; please, please do not go back to the dump and chase!!!!

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