It’s an incredible challenge joining a brand new team as a head coach at any level, but what if you’ve never been a head coach before? That’s the situation former Edmonton Oilers assistant coach and new Bakersfield Condors head coach Jay Woodcroft finds himself in this season. And so far? Right in the middle of intensely competitive division, with a group of young prospects leading the charge offensively, chomping at the bit to make the jump to the show?
Looks good so far for Woodcroft and the Condors. Listen to Jay on the podcast to hear more about development vs winning, the progress of first round pick Jesse Puljujarvi, and what it’s like dealing with the pressure of being a head coach for the first time.