Last Updated on August 25, 2020 by YGK News Staff
Following a four-week search, Kingston Frontenac’s announced that Paul McFarland has been selected as the team’s new General Manager and Head Coach. This is the first time since the early 2000’s that the role of GM and Head Coach have been combined, with the last being Larry Mavety. McFarland will be the 9th GM of the Kingston Frontenacs.
“His expectations for our hockey club were impressive to say the least. He checked all the boxes we were looking for in our next leader. It was then determined that Paul should be the general manager of our franchise.” Says the Frontenac’s in a press statement.
The 35-year-old has an impressive history. Between 2001 and 2009 McFarland played with the Pickering Panthers, the Windsor Spitfires and finally at Acadia University.
McFarland then went on to be an assistant head coach with the Oshawa General’s and then went on to be Head Coach for the Kingston Frontenac’s between 2014 and 2015. Following this, the new GM went on to be an assistant coach for the Florida Panther’s between 2017 and 2018. Finally, in the 2019-2020 season McFarland was assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
On May 8th, it was announced that McFarland would return to the Kingston Frontenac’s as Head Coach.
Due to his lengthy experience, the Frontenac’s believe that McFarland will bring a wealth of knowledge to the organization. McFarland also has high expectations as a General Manager.
“Our team has a high expectation for ourselves, where we want to go and what we want to accomplish” states McFarland, when asked by the Frontenac’s about his expectations.
“Everything will start through the draft and the talent will set the floor for our organization. We believe that culture and our development process will set the ceiling for our group.”
In a statement to the Canadian Press, McFarland believes that he can bring the championship to Kingston. “Obviously if I didn’t believe that was possible, I wouldn’t be coming back.” He said to the Canadian Press.