The Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team recently named Andrew Lord head coach.
Lord spent the previous six seasons as head coach of the Cardiff Devils of the Elite Ice Hockey League in the United Kingdom.
“I know that Greenville is a great city, the facilities are great, and there is huge potential for this organization,” said Lord. “I’ve been looking for the chance to get back to North America, and I think this is a heck of an opportunity here. I’m really looking forward to working with players who want to get to the next level, and that is a big motivating factor for me in taking this position.”
During his tenure in Cardiff, Lord led the Devils to nine separate titles, including three conference championships, two Challenge Cup championships, two league titles and two playoff championships. He was also known as the winningest coach in Devils’ history, leading the team to a 221-75-22 record during his time as head coach.
Lord has played in 462 pro games and spent three of his 10 seasons in the ECHL as a member of the Wheeling Nailers, culminating in the 2010–11 season, in which he served as captain. He also played for the Rochester Americans, Milwaukee Admirals and Oklahoma City Barons in the American Hockey League as well as scoring 173 points in 216 games during his time playing for Cardiff.