Schneider accepts WHL coaching job

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Ken Schneider, a former coach of the AAA U-18 Brandon Wheat Kings, will be moving three hours down the road as he was recently named an assistant coach with the WHL’s Regina Pats.

Schneider told BDNMB today that he is going to move in with his son Mark and his wife Alyse while Ken’s wife Lizann will stay back in Brandon and continue to work. With having a one year deal, it didn’t make sense to move everything from Brandon to Regina.

“I retired from MNP a year ago and in May my plan was to coach with Tyson Ramsey in Virden with the Oil Capitals…but the phone rang at it was Oak Lake native John Paddock and he offered me the job”.

 “Well yes, this is a coming home as I was born in Regina and raised about 45 minutes south east of Regina on a grain farm at Colfax, Sk. I played most of my minor hockey in Weyburn and Jr A there before joining the Wheat Kings in 1980.” said Schneider regarding his comment about coming home on the WHL website.

“I have my brother and family in Weyburn, an aunt and uncle in Regina. Several cousins in the area so when I say I am coming home it comes from this. My second cousin Doug Killough played for the Pats and the Riders so there is family history with the Pats as well.” added Schneider.

We wish Ken the best in this move.