Andy Brandt enters his first full season as head coach for the Gladiators, after serving as the team’s interim head coach for the final 55 games of the 2014-15 season. He had served as the team’s assistant coach since the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
Brandt’s pro playing career spanned six seasons, with all but one coming in a Gladiators’ uniform. In total, the Wausau, Wis. native compiled 224 points (90g-134a) in 435 regular-season games. As a Gladiator, Brandt played in a team-record 357 games, racking up 192 points (76g-116a) while serving as an assistant captain from 2007-12, and team captain for the 2012-13 season. Among the many ways that Brandt has given back to the community, he has taken leadership of the Gladiators’ “Movember” charity efforts to raise awareness for prostate cancer research, he regularly participates in events at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and he is the youth hockey director at The Alpharetta Family Skate Center. The ECHL recognized Brandt for his work in the community with the 2013 Community Service Award.
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