The San Jose Stealth announced Jeff Dowling has resigned from his position as assistant offensive coach. His resignation comes one week after a shift was announced among the Stealth Coaching staff when Chris Hall accepted the head coaching postion. Dowling served as Stealth Head Coach through the first ten games of the season. Dowling accumulated a 3 - 7 record in his role as head coach.
With the resignation of Dowling, Head Coach Chris Hall hands over the reins of the Stealth offense to assistant coach Joe Romano. "I'm very excited to work with Chris and Art (Webster) in our hunt for the playoffs this season,” said Romano. “Its an honor to coach such talented stars as Colin (Doyle), Jeff (Zywicki), Rhys (Duch) and Sedgy (Cam Sedgwick) who is having his best year ever. This is an offense that has three players in the top 10 in points in the league (Colin Doyle 3rd overall with 70 points, Rhys Duch 7th overall and the top rookie with 58 points and Jeff Zywicki 8th with 56 points), the third most potent offense at 12.5 goals per game, and the second most productive power play unit in the NLL at 53.73%. I look forward to this great opportunity and I'm excited to work with this group of players."
"Joe is a natural leader and we are so happy that he is stepping up and running our offense. We know Joe will bring the best out of this unit," commented President and General Manager Johnny Mouradian.
“On behalf of the Stealth organization, I thank Jeff for all the hard work and effort he put forth this season,” said Mouradian. “We wish him nothing but the best in all his future endeavors.”
The Stealth play a home-and-home with Portland this weekend.