NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays announced that head coach Jason Fitzsimmons (pictured) has been given a contract extension through 2006-07 and that the team has agreed to terms with team captain Trevor Johnson.
Fitzsimmons began his career with the Stingrays as an assistant coach in 1998-99 and became head coach in 2002-03. He is 120-74-22 and has reached the Kelly Cup Playoffs in each of his three seasons behind the bench.
“I’m excited to have another two seasons to try to get this team another Kelly Cup,” said Fitzsimmons. “I cannot say enough about the way that our ownership group, our fans and our organization have treated my family and me throughout my tenure.”
Johnson helped the Stingrays win the Kelly Cup in 2001 and returns for his sixth season with South Carolina after appearing in only 21 games in 2004-05 due to a broken leg suffered in December.