Green Bay (April 6, 2022) – The Green Bay Gamblers and Head Coach/General Manager Pat Mikesch have decided to go in different directions upon the expiration of Mikesch’s contract at season’s end.
“I would like to thank Pat for his hard work and commitment to the Gamblers these past 11 years,” said Gamblers President Jeff Mitchell. “Pat has a great reputation in the hockey community as a coach and developer of talent. Here he went above and beyond to advance the Gamblers mission to give back and be active in the community. We wish Pat all the best.”
Mikesch started with the Gamblers as an associate head for three seasons before taking the helm as head coach for eight seasons, beginning on June 5, 2014.
“My wife, Aimee, the kids, and I have loved our 11 years in Green Bay,” said Mikesch. I’m very appreciative of the support given to me by the Gamblers, PMI Entertainment Group, and the entire Green Bay community. My family and I look forward to what comes next.”
During his time with the Gamblers, Mikesch coached and assisted in the development of nearly 30 players who were drafted by the NHL, including Casey Mittelstadt, Nick Schmaltz, Jordan Schmaltz, Andrew Peeke, Andy Welinski, Mason Lohrei, and Gustav Olofsson.
A national search for a new coach/general manager is underway.