Sioux Falls Stampede, Cary Eades Split After Failed Contract Negotiations
The Sioux Falls Stampede may have just won the Clark Cup for the second time in team history, but the head coach is on his way to a rival team.
There have been rumblings for a few weeks that the Stampede and Cary Eades were far apart in getting a new deal accomplished. Now that the season is over, Eades has found a new home.
The Sioux Falls Stampede confirmed on Wednesday that Cary Eades has taken a job with the Fargo Force. In a statement released, Stampede CEO/President Tom Garrity is thankful for what Eades brought to Sioux Falls.
"We want to thank Cary for his contributions to the club over the last three years, including a championship this past season. We appreciate what he has done to put a winning product back onto the ice and wish him nothing but the best in Fargo" - Tom Garrity
Fargo Force beat reporter Chris Murphy interviewed Eades upon the announcement this morning and asked him about what caused the separation.
Before coming to Sioux Falls for the 2012-2013, Eades spent 15 years at the University of North Dakota as an assistant. Eades took the Stampede to the playoffs each year. In 2012-2013 the team rebounded from a 17-36-7 year in 2011-2012 to 45-17-2. Eades helped the team to a good year in 2013-2014 before winning the Clark Cup Final in the 2014-2015 season.
The Sioux Falls Stampede will announce a new head coach on Thursday at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Fans are welcomed to attend the press conference, which will begin at 3:30.