Jun 23, 2015

Johnstown, PA – The Johnstown Tomahawks are looking to add an experienced assistant coach to join head coach Mike Letizia behind the bench this season after former assistant Matt Williams announced that he will forego a return to Johnstown in order to resume his schooling.

Williams, who played for the Tomahawks during the 2012-13 season, had his collegiate playing career cut short by a cancer diagnosis in the 2013-14 season.  With his cancer fully in remission, Williams joined the Tomahawks coaching staff last summer.

“After some long consideration, Matt decided that completing his education was of utmost importance to him,” Letizia said. “We will miss his contributions to our team, but we fully understand and support his decision to complete his college education.”

Tomahawks general manager Rick Boyd said the team will immediately begin the search for a new assistant with Level 4 USA Hockey certification.

“The right candidate will be someone who is an experienced, self-motivated leader with a very good understanding of the game of hockey,” he said. “We’re looking for someone who will help create a winning culture with the Tomahawks.”

Other qualifications include experience with on- and off-ice condition programs, on-ice systems, scouting and video analysis, as well as an understanding of the Rinknet and Point Streak programs.

Resumes can be submitted along with references and qualifications to