Macon Mayhem's Coach Kerr steps down for new opportunity
MACON, Ga -- Kevin Kerr, Head Coach for the Macon Mayhem announced Tuesday morning that he's resigning to accept another coaching position.
The Macon Mayhem will host a press conference on tomorrow, Wednesday afternoon to announce their next head coach.
Kerr says, "As I embark on this new opportunity, I want to thank the league, team owners Bob and Diane Kerzner, Mayhem staff, team, boosters, and the Mayhem's incredible fans. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for a great three years. You made Macon a hockey town."
Kerr has been the Mayhem head coach for all three seasons of the team’s history in Macon, amassing a 94-56-18 record in regular season games - including a 70-29-13 record over the past two seasons.
Kerr led the Mayhem to their first President’s Cup championship in franchise history in the 2016-2017 season. The team also collected a 37-13-6 record during the 2016-2017 regular season to claim the William B. Coffey Trophy as SPHL regular season champions. For his efforts in that season, Kerr was named the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Coach of the Year.
The Mayhem’s 2016-2017 President’s Cup championship was the first professional hockey championship for the city of Macon, and the city’s first professional championship since the Macon Peaches in 1962.
Mayhem team owner Bob Kerzner had this to say, “We’re excited for Kevin to move forward with another opportunity that has come to fruition. He did a tremendous job over the past three seasons, and he has helped build this team and franchise into something that Middle Georgia can proudly call their own.”
The Mayhem will host a press conference tomorrow, Wednesday, May 23 at 3:00 PM from the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame to announce the second head coach in Mayhem team history. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is located at 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201. The general public is welcome to attend the ceremony, with seating being available at a limited basis, and there will be a meet-and-greet with the new head coach following the ceremony in the lobby of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.