WICHITA, KS – The coaching search is now underway for the Wichita Thunder.
As first reported by Jeffrey Lutz of the Wichita Eagle, McClelland will not be retained for a seventh season behind the Thunder bench.
McClelland came to Wichita following the 2009-10 season which seen the team win just nine games. In his first season, McClelland led Wichita to the CHL playoffs, where they were defeated by the Missouri Mavericks in five games. In each of the next two seasons, the Wichita Thunder played for the CHL title, losing both times.
Beginning with the 2013-14 season, the Thunder struggled under McClelland’s leadership, failing to make the playoffs in ECHL & CHL in each of his final three seasons.
“This has been such a tough decision,” said Thunder Owner Rodney Steven II. “Kevin was the head coach when we purchased the team in 2011. Since that time, we have appreciated the relationship we have had with him and his family over these last five years and we are thankful for the contributions he has made to the Thunder.”
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