Muskegon Lumberjacks Fire Head Coach Jim McKenzie

Posted at 11:13 PM, May 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-24 23:14:50-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. — The Muskegon Lumberjacks returned to the postseason this year, but it wasn’t enough to allow head coach Jim McKenzie to return for next season.

The Lumberjacks released McKenzie of his head coaching duties on Friday after a little more than one season on the job.

“We strive to be the best in the United States Hockey League, and simply put, we did not achieve our goals this past season,” said Lumberjacks President Tim Taylor.  “The second half of the season was not acceptable by the organization’s standards.  Our fan base, players, staff, and the community as a whole deserve better than average, so we will continue to work hard at being the best.”