Former San Jose Sharks head coach David Quinn in a press conference.
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San Jose Sharks head coach David Quinn fired

Published April 24, 2024 at 3:03 PM

The San Jose Sharks head coach David Quinn got fired by the organization.

Mike Grier, the general manager, revealed that they've also let go Ray Tufts from his duties as Head Athletic Trainer.

Here's the official announcement, as read on

"David Quinn was fired as coach of the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. No replacement was named.

«After going through our end of the season process of internal meetings and evaluating where our team is at and where we want our group to go, we have made the difficult decision to make a change at the head coach position,» said Grier. «David is a good coach and an even better person. I would like to personally thank him for his hard work over these past two seasons. He and his staff did an admirable job under some difficult circumstances, and I sincerely appreciate how they handled the situation.»

Named head coach of the Sharks on July 26, 2022, Quinn posted a 41-98-25 record in 164 games.

Grier also announced that Head Athletic Trainer Ray Tufts will not return to the team.

«Ray spent more than two decades overseeing the care and well-being of our players,» said Grier. «We thank him for his service to the organization and our players and wish him and his family the best in the future.»"

The Sharks had two terrible seasons, and they hope that they'll win the Draft Lottery this year to get the next NHL sensation, Macklin Celebrini.

Details and updates will follow.

Source: House of Hockey - San Jose Sharks fire head coach David Quinn
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