AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls, proud members of the North American Hockey League, announced today (Wednesday) two new members to its hockey operations staff.
Kyle Harden has been hired as the new Equipment Manager, while Will Heim has been added as the new Athletic Trainer.
Bulls Head Coach Rocky Russo is thrilled to add the two new staff members to the organization.
“I’m very excited to have Will join our staff,” Russo said. “His experience at Oklahoma State University will be a tremendous asset for our players as they move through a very long and grueling hockey season. We think he will be an excellent addition to our staff and the Amarillo Community.
“Kyle is a passionate young man that is very committed to his career. He will be there to take care of our players and assist them in every facet of their needs. I think Kyle has a very bright future in front of him.”
Harden spent last year with the Louisiana Drillers of the NA3HL and prior to that was an Assistant Equipment Manager with the Mississippi Riverkings of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL).
“I’m thrilled to be here and love the staff so far,” said Harden. “The transition has been very easy for me and I’m looking forward to a great season.”
Harden said he gained valuable experience working with the Equipment Manager with the Riverkings.
“I learned from him for about five or six years and studied every move he made,” he said. “I was playing in Louisiana last year and got to do the equipment manager’s role, so I’ve been able to build up experience.”
Prior to joining the Bulls, Will earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from Lasell College in May 2013. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Will furthered his skills working as an Intern Athletic Trainer for a variety of teams at the University of Richmond from 2013-2016. Will also studied at Oklahoma State University where he was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer and earned his Masters’-in-Science with an emphasis in Exercise Science this past May.
Heim said he brings a wide variety of healthcare techniques and says the experience he has gained elsewhere has served him well.
“If it wasn’t for all of the mentors who took time out of their day to teach me about athletic training I wouldn’t know where I would be,” he said. “Thanks to Coach Russo and Rick Matchett for giving me this opportunity to work with the Amarillo Bulls. I am looking forward to working with the team.”
In less than 30 days, the 9th season of the Amarillo Bulls faces off when they take on the Lone Star Brahmas on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 pm. It’s not too late to think about Full or Half Season Tickets, the new Seven Game Pack or 10-Game Flex Packs. For further information on price-points and the benefits being offered, visit 301 South Polk in the Amarillo Building or call 806-242-1122.