Just before finals week, the team's board and all of the current coaches, including Coach Cernich, Coach Gattung, and Coach Omess, met in Midtown Atlanta to discuss hiring a new assistant coach for this upcoming season. After several prior meetings and a long meeting that final night, Georgia Tech Ice Hockey is proud to announce the that Colin Roberts will be joining the coaching staff as an Assistant Coach for this upcoming season!
A little hockey background on Coach Roberts:
Colin was born and raised in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada. Starting ice hockey at the young age of 4, Colin developed a knack for goal scoring and earned a reputation as a keen offensive threat throughout his AAA hockey career, playing all the way from Atom to Junior, in Western Canada. From there, Colin focused on his coaching abilities, working for a company that offered private lessons for skilled players and coaching at several British Colombia Hockey schools. His coaching journey only continued when he made the move from Vancouver to Atlanta six years ago. In Atlanta, Colin coached for Peachtree Ridge Hockey School, helping lead the Lions to a state final appearance this past season. Coach Roberts is looking to translate his hockey knowledge and talent onto the Jackets bench to help Coach Cernich lead GT Hockey to a successful 2017-18 season!
A bit of personal info on Coach Roberts:
Colin graduated from the University of Alabama and has been in the Telecommunications industry for 15 years with various senior leadership and executive level roles. Colin is also an avid sports fan. He not only supports the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta United soccer team, but he is also a committed Seattle Seahawks fan.
This coming season is looking to be a great one! Coach Roberts will be there throughout the summer alongside Coach Cernich, Coach Gattung, and Coach Omess, to help the board organize events leading up to their home opener against Middle Tennessee on September 22, and their second game against Georgia on September 29.