Marty Williamson Set to Coach in his 1000th Game!
Head Coach & GM, Marty Williamson, is set to coach in his 1000th Ontario Hockey League regular-season game tonight when the Barrie Colts travel to take on the Mississauga Steelheads.
Williamson joins a select group by being the 7th Coach in OHL history to Coach in 1000 games. The six other coaches are; George Burnett, Stan Butler*, Dale Hunter*, Brian Kilrea, Larry Mavety, & Burt Templeton (* denotes active coaches).
“The entire Colts organization would like to congratulate Marty on this amazing milestone. After losing our dear friend Dale Hawerchuk, Marty was the man I looked to right away. We have always had a special relationship and we are thrilled he is part of the Colts family again and look forward to many more milestones in his career”, said Colts President and Owner Howie Campbell.
Williamson first joined the Colts 2004-05 season where he would go on to coach the next five seasons in Barrie before joining the Niagara IceDogs for six seasons. After a tenure as the Head Coach at Brock University, Williamson rejoined the Colts in 2021-22 where he took over as both the General Manager and Head Coach.
Since rejoining the Colts, Williamson has become the winningest Coach in Barrie Colts history and hit 500 career wins on 11/19/2022. Williamson is looking to keep his active streak of never missing the playoffs alive, the Colts have rallied to currently sit in 8th in the Eastern Conference.