Brian Thompson, the head Hockey Coach for the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs, announced in a team meeting on Tuesday afternoon that he is stepping down as the Bulldogs Head Coach after twelve seasons.
Having been an assistant for five years (2000 – 2005) and accepting the position as head coach in 2005, Thompson amassed a win total reaching 159 games. During his tenure, the Bulldogs experienced three Divisional Titles (2000-01, 2006-2007, 2013-14), a thrilling Baron Cup Championship in 2016-17, a school record 22 wins in 2013-2014, the Bulldogs moved to the White Division in the Greater Cleveland Hockey League in 2005 – 2006, and upsetting a #4 seeded team (Holy Name) in 2010 – 2011.
“I am very proud of what we accomplished during my time at Olmsted Falls. I love coaching, but will miss the players, parents, coaches, and all the members of the Olmsted Falls community that made what I did so enjoyable…thank you!”
Thompson also added, “A special and heart felt thank you to my family; my wife…Valerie, and children Kayley, Corey and Nicholas for allowing me to do what I love and traveling to the many rinks to watch the Bulldogs compete.”
Thompson will continue to coach both sons at the Rocky River Youth Hockey Association and watching his daughter compete in gymnastics.