RUSH WELCOME FORMER PROFESSIONAL COACH AND PLAYER TROY SCHWAB TO COACHING STAFF
ELITE HEAD COACH AND PREMIER ASSISTANT BOOSTS COACHING STAFF TO LEVEL IT HAS NOT BEEN IN A VERY LONG TIME
CHARLOTTE, NC: Troy Schwab a former professional coach in the ECHL and six year professional player was introduced as Elite Head Coach and Premier Assistant Coach by owners Ryan Cruthers, Jocelyn Langlois and Saul Salama today.
“I’m really looking forward to getting started with the Rush program. They are a model franchise in the league, I am just looking to help grow on the foundation that they have in place.” – Troy Schwab
The Charlotte Rush have been one of the top organizations since its inaugural season, developing and advancing players while also creating a reputation of winning. The goal each year is to be better than the last season and the Rush don’t base that off of wins and losses. “We have been very happy with Coach Jewell since his return to Charlotte. He has been instrumental in helping our players get better, advancing them to various higher levels and winning. As we reflect each season, although the wins and advancement has been there we have lost our identity a bit. You get what you invest in and it was time for us to invest in someone that embodies the Rush culture on and off the ice and can Assist Coach Jewell in those efforts, Troy is the perfect man for that job.” – Rush Ownership
The Kindersley, Saskatchewan native brings a very impressive playing resume starting with his five year junior career in the Saskatchewan Junior hockey league where he established himself as a point producing two way forward who finished with 285 career points in 232 games. From their coach Schwab earned a scholarship to play NCAA DI hockey at Lake Superior State University where he led the Lakers in scoring his senior season and finished with an impressive 110 points. After graduating from LSSU, Troy embarked on a six year professional career spanning from North America to Germany. Continuing a trend of being a point producer Schwab once against registered over a point per game with career total of 390 points in 368 games. “I played for a lot of good coaches over my career. I learned a lot from each one both good and bad” - Coach Schwab
“The playing career speaks for itself, you don’t have that much success without being a dedicated athlete and student of the game. There is something to be said for playing for someone that lived the path in which you are trying to go. Our entire staff now can lean on their experience as players at the youth, junior, college and professional level to help relate to our players.” – Rush Ownership
As a coach Troy has three years of experience as an assistant coach with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL. In addition to his years as a professional coach, Schwab has worked with the Carolina Rage youth program and as a development coach for many players in the Charlotte, NC area. “My experience working in the New York Rangers system, made me realize how important the development and promotion of the player is” Coach Schwab resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and three young boys.
WELCOME TO THE CHARLOTTE RUSH COACH SCHWAB!!!
Quotes from today:
“An amazing day for the Rush. I am very excited to work alongside Troy. As Director of Scouting this gives me the ability to attract higher end athletes as I feel our staff is as strong as ever. Trevor is an amazing coach and together these guys will set our bar even higher.”-Director of Scouting Matt Dibble
“I am very excited to put the Elite team in great hands while also being able to assist at that level. After one conversation with Troy I knew he was the right guy to work alongside with. He has passion, energy and morals that fit exactly what we are about.” – Rush HC Trevor Jewell
“I was not actively looking for a coaching job, but after having a couple of conversations with Ryan and Trevor and learning more about the league and Rush program, I got really excited about the opportunity to potentially be a part of it.” – Troy Schwab
“We wanted to do something big this time around and give Trevor the support he has lacked the last few seasons. As an organization last year was a step in the wrong direction and we had those conversations with the staff. With a vacancy to fill and Troy being in Charlotte he was our target from day one. We got the guy we wanted and it does not always go that way.” – Rush Ownership
“I’m looking to help these young athletes develop as people and players. My goal is to help take their games to the next level and win a whole lot of hockey games in the process.” – Troy Schwab
“Since starting the Rush we have prided ourselves on doing whatever is best for our players and families. The addition of Troy Schwab takes that to another level, our best days as an organization are ahead of us. We welcome Troy, his wife and their boys to our Rush family.” - Jocelyn Langlois
“I was fortunate to play Division 1 College and to also play and coach professionally for 9 years. The experiences I learned both good and bad are experiences I will be passing onto these players to hopefully help them reach their ultimate goal.” – Troy Schwab
”Troy was my target from day one for many reasons. We are excited to have him, his wife and sons join our organization. Playing against Troy I was able to see firsthand how elite of a player he was but more importantly how passionate he was. It was a battle every single night against him and I always had a great deal of respect for him. I can’t wait to get started working alongside him on the coaching side of things now.” –GM Ryan Cruthers
“In speaking with trusted members of the hockey community they all had great things to say about Troy. He checked every box in terms of leadership, loyalty, passion and respect. I am very excited to have him apart of the family.” – Saul Salama
“I’m a little bit of a hockey junky. I love to watch hockey and talk about hockey. I can’t wait to get into the office with Trevor and start building a relationship with him and honestly start planning out this upcoming season so we can put everyone in the best position to succeed.” – Troy Schwab