A message from the Dells Ducks and John Schwarz, Team President.
It is with great support that I announce that Head Coach Bill Zaniboni will be taking on a Head Coaching job out East, where he was born and where his family lives. The Dells Ducks are so thankful and proud of all the accomplishments that Bill Zaniboni has bestowed upon us. Bill has had opportunities at the Tier II and Tier I levels in the past and chose to Captain our ship but this chance for him and his family is another great option that has come his way and we are very happy for the Zaniboni family.
As Team President, I can tell you how sorely missed he will be. Everyday was magic with Bill Zaniboni and I consider him to be a family member. When I received the phone call from Coach, I was actually speechless because you can never prepare to lose someone that you are so close too. The Dells Ducks organization is so blessed to have Coach work tirelessly for us and create the thousands of memories. Coach Zaniboni's accomplishments the past 5 years are second to none and nobody will be able to accomplish as much as he has in such a short period of time.
The Dells Ducks are one big family forever and Coach Bill will always be part of the family and Im still numb by this but talk to Coach on a daily basis. No matter where Coach is, or will be, he has been accessible to all past player helping them, players that didnt even play for him and helping them, and to the Dells Ducks and making sure the Ducks family stays as strong as ever.
The greatest honor of being President of the Ducks is being able to learn from great people and Coach Bill is certainly the greatest !!!
Today, we have also announced Coach Bills successor and please click this link: https://thejuniorhockeynews.com/dells-ducks-bring-in-new-head-coach-while-maintaining-same-standards-of-excellence/
More news to follow and Coach Worlton is friends with Coach Zaniboni and The Dells Ducks are very proud of both of these gentlemen and the future.
I am grateful to be a part of the Dells Ducks organization. Coming to a new team midway through the year can sometimes be tough, but it was an easy transition thanks to the coaching staff and the boys in the room. Our team is a big family who’s goal was to compete everyday, hold ourselves accountable, and to work for the person sitting next to you. Coach Zaniboni and the rest of the coaching staff did a great job building a culture that will not only help our hockey careers, but also help with life after hockey.
I am thankful for the opportunity to work on my game with Coach Zaniboni. Being able to learn from someone who has played professional hockey helped me work on the physical and mental aspects of being a goalie. As I begin my college career I know that the Ducks have provided me a solid foundation, which will help me be successful both in college and in life.