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Jay Faraday is back as head coach of Roadrunners

TUCSON, Arizona (Cold News 13) – Tucson Roadrunners coach Jay Faraday is back for at least three years, the Arizona Coyotes’ American Hockey League announced Wednesday.

According to a Coyotes press release, the league has signed Faraday to a three-year contract as the Roadrunners head coach. Contract details were not disclosed due to club policy.

“I’m so excited to be back in Tucson and working with our amazing players and staff,” Varady was quoted as saying. “We will be committed to winning hockey games and developing the prospects for the Coyotes and I look forward to our massive fans returning to TCC to give us a fantastic advantage on the ice at home.”

Faraday served as the Roadrunners head coach during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 hockey season. During those two seasons, he led the team to the record 70-45-6-5. He was named head coach of the Pacific Division of the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic and spent the 2020-2021 season with the Coyotes on the National Hockey League coaching staff.

“Over the past three years, Jay has done a tremendous job advancing our prospects and we are thrilled to have him back as our head coach in Tucson,” Bill Armstrong, general manager of the Arizona Coyotes, was quoted as saying.

Faraday came to the Coyotes after spending a season with the Kingston Fontenacs in the Ontario Hockey League. Prior to that, he served four seasons as head coach of the Sioux City Musketeers in the USHL, coached two seasons with Ducs d’Angers in France and was co-head coach and assistant coach with Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League.

He also did several assignments with Team USA and coached the US team in 2014 and 2016 for gold medals in the World Junior A Challenge.

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