PML Welcomes Manny Ramirez
The Pasadena Maple Leafs are pleased to announce the selection of Manny Ramirez as PML's new Club Head Coach. Ramirez comes to Pasadena from the California Golden Bears, with experience that includes 14 years behind the bench at the University of Southern California (USC).
"Manny is a terrific fit for the Leafs,"
said PML President Lilly Lieu. "His experience and commitment to the sport, to the kids who play, and to all the values our Club represents have been apparent in everything he's done since his own years as a youth hockey player."
Ramirez is home grown, having played youth hockey in Pasadena and Burbank before skating with the USC varsity squad for four seasons. He later went on to be an Assistant Coach on eight USC Pac 8 championship teams. With the Bears, he has coached at the Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam levels, and has been head coach of their ADM program since 2011."I'm excited to be joining the Maple Leafs,"
said Ramirez. "The Club has made great strides over the past few seasons, and I look forward to building on that solid foundation to help move the Leafs and all our kids up to the next level of success."
Ramirez replaces Joe Francis, who has been PML Club Head Coach since 2009. "The PML family would like to thank Joe for his dedication to the Leafs since joining the Club,"
said Lieu. "We appreciate his hard work and efforts to elevate the level and quality of coaching in Pasadena."
A father of three -- with two sons playing youth hockey (Mite B and Midget AA 18 U) and one who plays soccer -- Ramirez will officially join the Leafs at the conclusion of the current SCAHA campaign.