EVERETT — Sources have confirmed that Dennis Williams will be named the Everett Silvertips full-time general manager.
Williams, who’s been Everett’s head coach the past four season, had been serving as the Silvertips’ interim general manager the past five weeks. Everett has been without a full-time general manager since May when Garry Davidson, who held the position for more than nine years, did not have his contract renewed.
An official announcement is expected to be made Monday.
Williams was hired as Everett’s head coach in 2017 and has guided the Tips to tremendous success, compiling a 159-53-7-7 record while winning three U.S. Division championships and one Western Conference title.
When the Tips announced that Davidson’s contract would not be renewed because of financial consequences from the coronavirus pandemic, the team said in a press release that the move was part of restructuring its hockey operations. Everett is achieving that by consolidating the head coach and general manager positions into one individual.
Williams has prior experience serving as both general manager and head coach of a junior hockey team. From 2014-17 he held both roles with the USHL’s Bloomington Thunder.
This will be the second time in the franchise’s 19-season history that Everett had the same person serving as both general manager and head coach. Kevin Constantine held both positions during the 2005-06 season.