Binghamton Senators head coach Luke Richardson has gone on record on numerous occasions his desire to remain in Binghamton coaching. This isn’t any news for many local hometown fans, but might come as a surprise to those outside the organization as he sheds some light that aren’t familiar to his love and comfort level in the Southern Tier of New York. As B-Sens are just completing their season ending player exit interview’s before the coaching committee, they are also reminded with their elimination in the five game series to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Round I of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals.
I ran an earlier article echoing the same sentiments mentioned here as Richardson’s priorities seem to be in order with family first as he continues to improve while his coaching techniques improve teaching his young players and what it takes to be a professional hockey player at the AHL level and beyond. Richardson has a 88-48-4-12 record in two years behind the bench but has failed in the post season having only one win in seven games. However, he as given the Binghamton fans an East Division Championship for the first time in nine years.
In his latest interview he mentioned he “loved it here” as the fans share the same thought as Luke is highly respected in the inner circles here in Bingo. Kurt Kleinendorst will no doubt go down as the most popular coach in winning the City’s first Calder Cup Championship in nearly 40 years, but Luke’s legacy will be labeled as respected when all said and done.
Here’s the interview;
I for one am excited for next season with Luke behind the bench as if we get a few players re-signed along with the ones are set, we should have another great season.