Just days after announcing his retirement, Troy Schwab is beginning his second career behind the bench. On Wednesday, Schwab was named the assistant coach of the Greenville Road Warriors.
“Troy brings a lot of experience at this level that will greatly help relate to our players,” Head Coach Brian Gratz said. “He’s very educated with a high level of hockey intelligence and a strong desire to teach and learn the game beyond his playing career. He is also a keen offensive mind and a great leader.”
Schwab joins the Greenville staff after a 6-year professional career that ended with the Toledo Walleye last season. There, he appeared in 70 regular season games, where he compiled 60 points (19G, 41A.) He played in 21 Kelly Cup playoff games, where he collected 22 points (8G, 14A) as the Walleye lost to the South Carolina Stingrays in the Eastern Conference Finals.
“Troy will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” General Manager Chris Lewis said. “He’s a student of the game and his ability to relate to other players will enhance our recruiting and development processes. I have no doubt his leadership will positively impact the team’s performance on the ice.”
“I’m extremely excited to start my coaching career in Greenville,” Schwab said. “I’ve known Brian for about five years now and working with him is going to be a great fit.”
“Coaching is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Schwab continued. “I’m a motivator and an offensive mind, so I’m definitely going to push that side of the game.”