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Head Coach & General Manager Derek Damon

Wednesday, May 25th
Head Coach & General Manager Derek Damon

Hometown: Bangor, ME | Birth date: 11/12/80 | Experience: 2nd season as Heartlanders Head Coach, 3rd season coaching with Heartlanders

- Named 2nd Head Coach in Heartlanders history on July 5, 2022, replacing Gerry Fleming. Team earned an above .500 record from February-April 15-14-4-1 and brought in a number of notable players in final months of the season.Heartlanders finished with 22-36-13-1 record in 2022-23.- Was Iowa Assistant Coach in the team's 2021-22 inaugural season (29-33-9-1 record, .472 pts.%). One of the masterminds of the Heartlanders' 4th ranked power play (23.9%) in team's first season. Club ranked 12th on the penalty kill (81.5%) after starting season in bottom half of the league PK. - Forward skated in 14 professional seasons and in 784 games. Coached by Gerry Fleming in ECHL Florida (2006-08). - Made 4 NCAA tournaments and 2 Frozen Fours at University of Maine. 2004 Hockey East Champion.- Made transition to coaching in 2020-21 as assistant with Salmon Arm (BCHL).