Former Fayetteville Fire Antz coach Jeff Bes was named the head coach of the Ice Flyers Thursday afternoon. Bes has coached in Fayetteville the last two seasons. He replaces Rod Aldoff, who announced last week he would not be returning as the head coach next season.
“I am honored to be selected as the next head coach of the Ice Flyers and I would like to thank Greg Harris and the organization for this exciting opportunity,” Bes said in a press release.
Bes played 18 seasons of professional hockey in North America and Europe. His pro career included time with the Pensacola Ice Pilots during the 2000-01 season. He played in 48 games and racked up 68 points.
“Jeff brings coaching and playing experience that our players can relate to, and his leadership is a great addition to the organization both on and off the ice” said Harris, the owner of the Ice Flyers.