The EV Dingolfing Isar Rats named former Vernon Lakers-Vernon Vipers forward Dustin Whitecotton their new head coach back in June.
EV Dingolfing is an ice hockey club in Dingolfing in the Lower Bavarian district of Dingolfing-Landau . Currently, the team plays in the ice hockey league Bayern .
Whitecotton spent the previous two seasons coaching the EV Lindau Islanders. Both Whitecotton & the Islanders separated ways in a mutual agreement in late January 2018. EV Lindau is an ice hockey club from Lindau at Lake Constance that play in the Oberliga hockey league in Germany.
Whitecotton last played professional hockey with the Rouen Hockey Elite 76 also nicknamed the Rouen Dragonsto during the 2015-16 season before leaving the team December 15 2015 returning home to Canada for personal reasons.
The Rouen Hockey Elite 76, nicknamed the Rouen Dragons, is a French ice hockey club playing in Ligue Magnus (highest level of the sport in France). Whitecotton played just parts of one year with the Dragons picked up (2-goals-3-assists-5-points) in ten games before leaving the team.
After four years at Miami University Whitecotton spent the next three seasons playing in three different leagues (AHL, ECHL & UHL) with four different teams (Mississippi, Grand Rapids, Missouri, Lowell), before spending the next twelve years playing overseas. Since 2003 Whitecotton has played in five different leagues (Germany 2, DEL, EIHL, Germany 3 & France) with six different teams (Blue Devils Weiden, SERC Wild Wings, Straubing Tigers, Belfast Giants, Deggendorfer SC & Rouen Hockey Elite 76).
Whitecotton is the youngest player ever to play for the Vernon Lakers & Vernon Vipers making the Lakers at the young age of 14. Whitecotton played three seasons in Vernon with the Vernon Lakers and Vernon Vipers from (1993-96). In 166 games with the Lakers and Vipers Whitecotton collected (52-goals-102-assists-164-points).
Dustin Whitecotton's Player Profile:http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=15122
This was in the Idowa newspaper:
New coach in Dingolfing Whitecotton wants to "play modern ice hockey"
Andy Forster , 26.06.2018
The EV Dingolfing presents with Dustin Whitecotton new coach.
The creators of the EV Dingolfing have landed a coup on the coaching position. The former DEL professional of the Straubing Tigers, Dustin Whitecotton, is to lead the skating club into a "golden" future. In addition, they are pleased about the contract renewal of three veterans.
"Dustin's name in ice hockey was less important to us than the experience he brings back from professional sports, he has recently played himself and stands for modern, dynamic ice hockey , and he wants us to take the first team to a new dimension also realigning the work of junior staff ", said a proud EVD chairman Jürgen Ohr after the coup with Whitecotton.