Coventry Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart has appointed Ashley Tait as the club’s new Player/Assistant Coach.
Tait will also take on a back-room office role with responsibilities for the commercial side of the club.
“It looks like I am going to be a busy guy,” said Tait. “But seriously I’m really looking forward to both of these new opportunities.
“On the commercial side I’m looking forward to learning more from the business point of view – it’s obviously a different area of the game for me to learn about and I can’t wait to get stuck in.
“I really look forward to working with Danny. It’s exciting for me to be involved in the coaching side of things again.
“It’s something I have done before and when I was asked to become Danny’s assistant I jumped at the opportunity.”
Stewart added: “Having an experienced guy like Ash is a huge resource for myself and this club. He has an invaluable amount of experience at this level, is very well respected around the league and most importantly in our room.
“I will rely heavily on him along with our leadership group to keep our room a good place, whilst also helping me on the coaching front.
“Having someone to confide in and trust is important and the fact that he continues to play at a high level allows him to lead by example and help keep guys motivated and on the right course.”
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