Great Falls names Sears as new Head Coach and GM
May 1, 2018
The Great Falls Americans of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that Greg Sears has been named the team’s new head coach and general manager. Sears replaces longtime head coach Jeff Heimel, who is now a head coach with new University of Providence men’s hockey team in Great Falls.
“We want to continue the standard of excellence we have established here in the past eight years and I think Greg is the right coach to continue that success. He has been already working very hard on recruiting and talking with players from last year’s team about his vision and goals for our program,” said Great Falls Americans Owner Jim Keough. “It is all about developing players and that is a goal both Greg and organization have in common. We are very excited to have him a part of our team and see what the future brings.”
A Webster, Wisconsin native, Sears brings over 11 years of coaching experience to the Americans program. Sears served last season as the Head Coach for the Florida Eels Elite in the USPHL.
During the 2016-17 season, Sears was an Assistant Coach for the Yellowstone Quake in the NA3HL. The Quake went 40-4-3 and won both the Frontier division regular season and playoff title.
Prior to the season with the Quake, Sears served as the Head Coach for the Atlanta Fire U18 AAA hockey program, and Assistant Hockey Director in Alpharetta, Georgia. Coach Sears spent the 2013-14 season as an Assistant Coach for the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League (NAHL).
Along with experience in the NAHL and NA3HL, Sears has spent eight years as a Head Prep hockey coach in Wisconsin, spending four years at both Webster High School, and La Crosse Central High School. In addition Coach Sears has worked with Top Dog Hockey program out of Minneapolis, Minnesota for 12 years.
Coach Sears will reside in Great Falls with his wife Serena and their three children.