Colorado Evolution general manager John Kopperud announced on April 4 that the club has named Trey Spiller as the team’s new head coach.
“We are very excited to bring Trey back into the Evolution fold. All the families loved Trey while he was here and the passion he will bring to the junior program will be contagious,” Kopperud said.
Spiller, 28, brings 11 years of professional coaching and playing experience to the Evolution bench, which includes serving as a head coach to a multitude of club and high school teams around the country.
The St. Louis, Mo., native joins the Evolution after spending one season as head coach of the Greyhounds (MSCHA), where he posted a 15-3-3 record, and won the Suburban Central division title for the first time in school history.
He has compiled a league championship in the SIHC and various coaching accolades throughout his coaching career. Spiller previously served as an assistant/goalie coach with the Colorado Evolution and a goalie demonstration coach with Eli Wilson Hockey Clinics.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Spiller played in the former Central States Hockey League, winning a league championship and Tier-2 Junior National Championship for the St. Louis Jr. Blues (2004-05). He then moved on to play four years with St. Louis University of the ACHA (D1) from 2006-2011.
Additionally, WSHL veteran player and coach Kyle Stachowiak will join as an associate coach and player personnel director and Dave Rogowski will be the goaltending coach.
“We have assembled a top-notch staff and the Evolution community should be very excited,” Kopperud added.
Kopperud, GM of the Jr. Evolution and Director of the Junior/Midget program at the Evolution, will also lend a hand behind the bench.
“It’s a team effort,” said Spiller. “The entire program is passionate about the development of these young adults, that’s what enticed me. The facility here is the best and I am very excited and confident to see all we can accomplish.”
The Western States Hockey League (WSHL) is an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)-sanctioned Junior A U20 hockey league. The league has 30 teams in the Mid-West and Western U.S., and provides great development and exposure opportunities.
Tryouts for the Evolution will be later in the summer.
“We are ready to go!” added Spiller.
John Kopperud, General Manager, email@example.com, 720-988-5777
Trey Spiller, Head Coach, 314-681-3391
Big Bear Ice Arena 8580 Lowry Boulevard Denver, CO 80230