Pacha signs for three more years

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Omar Pacha, Dundee Stars (Image: Scott Wiggins)

Dundee Stars have announced that head coach and general manager Omar Pacha has committed to the club for another three years.

Pacha joined the club in July 2017, replacing Marc Lefebvre and has overseen a period of growth for the club, including record season tickets sales and bigger crowds.

And his hard work has been rewarded with a new contract that will allow him to take Stars through a challenging year ahead following the suspension of the Elite League season.

Steve Ward, co-owner of Dundee Stars announced the news during a press conference called to explain their situation on the back of the league-wide developments.

“Over the last three seasons we have seen a substantial increase in the visibility and interest in the Stars and the Elite League,” he said.

Omar’s commitment will be welcome news to Dundee fans on a bittersweet day (PHOTO: Dundee Stars)

“We intend to build on this and are fully committed going forward in ensuring, we are well prepared and ready for the challenges of the new season.

“As of today, the Ward family are delighted to announce that Omar Pacha has agreed terms, to remain the Dundee Stars General Manager and Head Coach for a further three years.

“We are obviously delighted and proud, he has chosen to remain part of the Dundee Stars family,”

Pacha first came to the UK in 2013 as a member of Sylvain Cloutier’s Hull Stingrays team before succeeding him in the role, taking them to the play-off finals weekend in 2015.

Omar Pacha spent two years as Manchester Storm’s head coach, taking them to the play-offs in his second season before moving to Dundee Stars in 2017 (PHOTO: Mark Ferriss)

After Hull went out of business, he joined Manchester Storm and helped them to the post-season before joining the Stars in 2017.

And he spoke of his privilege at being able to continue the excellent working relationship he appears to have with owners at the club.

He said: “A few years ago when I came to Dundee, I had no idea what to expect and I was not sure if my mindset and my ethos would be an asset to this club but to this day, I am grateful to have found the perfect fit.

“That is why I have agreed to stay on board with the Stars and when Steve mentioned that it is a privilege for him, Mike, Debbie and June to be owners of the club, well for me it is a privilege to be the leader of this club and to have their ultimate trust, even through the most difficult of times.

“For that, I want to thank them and I look forward to the new challenges ahead.

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