May 23 — Johnstown Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia signed a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.
Letizia’s contract was set to expire at the end of this season.
“I am very pleased to announce Mike’s extension,” Tomahawks president Richard Bouchard said. “He’s had an incredible season, and he is the absolute best coach for our hockey team. Mike’s ability to recruit and develop talent while sustaining a strong community presence makes him a great asset to our organization”
“He has helped set high standards for our organization with his dedication and unrelenting drive for excellence. I would like to thank Mike and his family for their continuous commitment to the organization, as well as to the community, and I look forward to working in partnership with Mike for many years to come.”
In May of 2014, Johnstown named Letizia as its second head coach in franchise history. In the five years since then, he has represented the East Division in the all-star game twice. Additionally, Letizia was awarded “Coach of the Year” this season by the NAHL.
Letizia has led the Tomahawks to a 166-109-23 record during his tenure and has clinched his first Presidents’ Trophy in organization history this season with an impressive 47-9-3 record and a first trip to the Robertson Cup semi-finals.