Bulls Announce Volunteer Assistant Coaches

AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls, proud members of the North American Hockey League, announced today (Tuesday) the addition of two volunteer coaches for the upcoming season.

Former Amarillo Gorillas defenseman Austin Sutter and goaltender Jamie Vandespyker will serve as volunteer coaches. Sutter, played for four seasons in Amarillo (2006-2010) where he had 152 points in 237 games.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Bulls organization,” Sutter said. “I feel they are going in the right direction. This opportunity is great way to get my foot in the door with the coaching world. I am very excited to work alongside Dennis (Williams) and Rocky (Russo) and see the game from a coach’s perspective.”

Vandespyker spent three seasons with the Gorillas (2003-2004, 2005-2007) where he posted 33 wins and a save percentage of over .900.

“It is nice to give back to the young players,” said Vandespyker. ”I am looking forward to working with the coaching staff and Austin (Sutter) this season.”

 “We are extremely excited and fortunate of adding both Austin and Jamie,” said Head Coach Dennis Williams. “Their hockey experience and personality will be an instant impact for both our players and organization. Austin will be a great addition to helping out the forwards and defensemen, and Jamie will be an excellent resource with our goalies.”

It’s just four days until the Inaugural Home Opener for the Amarillo Bulls when they host the Texas Tornado on Friday at 7 pm. The night is sponsored by Amarillo National Bank, and the first 1,000 fans will receive a limited edition Inaugural Game Puck.

There are a variety of ticketing options for the Amarillo Bulls this season including Season Tickets, Flex Packs and Single Game Tickets. For further information contact the Bulls office at 806-242-1122 or visit www.amarillobulls.com.