St. Louis Rockets hire Tom Craig as Director of Hockey Operations
04/8/2015 St. Louis, MO - The St. Louis Rockets are proud to announce Tom Craig as our Director of Hockey Operations. Tom will oversee the day-to-day operations of the St. Louis Rockets, consult with the Board of Directors and report directly to the President of the Club. Tom will lead our excellent volunteer corps and will be the consistent face of the Rockets.
Tom Craig, a local St. Louisan, grew up playing his youth hockey for the Webster Wings, AAA Blues, and the Jr.B Blues. He attended and played hockey for CBC High School for two years before being drafted by the Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club (OHL). Tom then attended the University of Windsor and graduated with a degree in Sports Management. Tom began working with the Rockets this past season as the coach of our PeeWee A1 team. Tom lead the team to 4 tournament victories including the Missouri State Championship.
"This is an exciting time to be a member of the St. Louis Rockets!" said club president, Justin Giessman. "The hiring of Tom Craig as our first paid Director of Hockey Operations is a major step in the right direction for our organization. Not only will Tom be the face of Rockets Hockey, but he will also be working hard to take this club to a new level. We are committed to being the premier hockey organization in the area and this is a big piece of that puzzle.”
Tom Craig said, “I am very excited and honored to have this opportunity with the club where my hockey career started. I had the opportunity to coach a great group of Rockets athletes at the PeeWee A1 level this year and am looking forward to coaching next season, while also being the Director of Hockey Operations. I want this to be the best organization it can be, and I will do anything I can to help achieve that”
Please join us in welcoming Tom Craig.