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COACHING STAFF

The most successful coach in EIHL history, Paul Thompson was appointed by the Steelers in the position of Head Coach and General Manager in March 2015.

The former Great Britain national team boss arrived in Sheffield on the back of two years working in the highly respected Swedish Allsvenskan with Troja-Ljungby and more recently in the Danish Metal Ligaen with Aalborg Pirates. Before that, Thompson spent 18 years at the helm of EIHL rivals the Coventry Blaze’s organisation (Solihull prior to 2000) where he guided them to 15 major trophies at all levels of British hockey. The trophy haul included four Elite League Championship’s in the first seven years of the leagues invention, not to mention a Grandslam in 2004/05, a league and Challenge Cup double in 2006/07 and Thompson remains the only coach in EIHL history to win the league championship in back-to-back years, repeating the 2006/07 success again in 2007/08.

In his first season with the Steelers Thompson landed the 2016-17 Elite League Championship becoming the only coach in the leagues history to the title 5 times.

Paul Thompson will lead the Steelers in their second Champions Hockey League campaign this August.

Paul Thompson appointed Jerry Andersson to the Steelers coaching staff in the summer of 2016.

Thompson and Andersson worked together with Swedish Allsvenskan club Troja Lundby in 2013-14.

Andersson is known as one of the most knowageble and respected coaches and mangers in Swedish hockey after spending the majority of his career as a player, assistant coach, head coach and then for 10 years as general manager of the Allsvenskan club.

During his time in Troja Andersson became not only one of the Allsevenskan’s most respected and admired GM’s he also managed the Swedish Under 18’s national side at six separate tournaments including the World Championships.

Appointed in the summer of 2015, Danny is tasked with ensuring that Sheffield’s players are the strongest, fastest and best prepared in the UK. He aims to achieve this by working closely with like-minded sports scientists at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University. Danny looks to research in the fields of Physiology, Psychology, Nutrition and Biomechanics to ensure his work is scientifically underpinned and monitored.