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Fust to coach Swiss

Fust to coach Swiss

Also Hanlon’s assistant on men’s national team

Published 03.06.2014 11:58 GMT-4 | Author Martin Merk
Fust to coach Swiss
Switzerland’s new U20 national team coach John Fust (left) and new men’s national team coach Glen Hanlon (right) at the press conference on 27th May. Photo: Martin Merk
John Fust was named new head coach of the Swiss U20 national team. He will also assist Glen Hanlon on the men’s national team.

The duo was presented at a press conference on a Lake Zurich cruise on 27 May. Hanlon will also serve as General Manager of the U20 national team.

Fust, a 42-year-old Swiss-Canadian born in Montreal, spent his entire career as a professional player in Switzerland before moving to coaching in 2007. He was the head coach of EHC Visp and the SCL Tigers Langnau and last season the assistant coach at Lausanne HC. At the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany Fust was an assistant coach for Sean Simpson.

“It was a great experience in 2010 and I always had it in the back of my head that I wanted to do something like that again,” Fust said. “The opportunity to be Hanlon’s assistant with the national team and head coach of the U20 national team gives me the best from both positions.”

On the U20 national team Fust will be assisted by Gerd Zenhausern. Pauli Jaks was named goaltending coach.


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