Black Bears Announce New Head Coach

by Jon Kliment

The Binghamton Black Bears are happy to announce that their search for a new head coach has come to an end as Rod Davidson will be taking over the bench duties for the inaugural season at Visions Veterans Memorial Arena.

Davidson brings a lot of experience to the position as he has coached at all levels from Junior A to the ECHL and will bring that experience to Binghamton. Rod’s last head coaching job was a midseason transition of power in the FPHL as he took over the floundering Danville Dashers and led them to a strong 5th place finish three seasons ago.

Speaking with Coach Davidson he told media members “I reached out right away to speak with someone. I enjoy coaching and I have been around the FPHL. The last five years I have been running a public skate and youth hockey program in Biloxi and the time was right to get back to coaching.”

This season the FPHL will be heading down to Biloxi to ahead of their entry into the FPHL in 2022-2023 for some neutral site games.

Rod hasn’t had a hand in building this roster, but with a camp upcoming he laid out his expectations “I like tough hockey. I think mainstream hockey is getting is making a mistake getting away from it. Fans here will enjoy this brand.” To the guys making their way to camp Coach Davidson also said “In camps like this we are looking for someone who fills in a team need regardless of stats. Play your game and show your Hockey IQ.”

The Black Bears are looking forward to their first season in Binghamton and are getting ready for a late November start. Season tickets for the 2021-2022 season are now on sale, call 607-722-7367 to save your seat today!