05/23/2017 10:19 AM -

JACKSONVILLE –  The Jacksonville Sharks have announced today that Mark Stoute has been relieved of his head coaching position effective immediately.

“While this move may seem highly irregular to many, it is in the best interest of the Sharks to move in a different direction at this time,” stated Operating Manager Jeff Bouchy, “We wish Coach Stoute the best of luck in his future endeavours.”

Stoute took the helm for the Sharks in 2017 after working as an assistant to Interim Head Coach Bob Landsee. Since Stoute took the head coaching job he has on gone 8-0.

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