Scott Burt promoted to General Manager of the Rush

Scott Burt

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RAPID CITY, S.D. –The Rapid City Rush announced on Tuesday that Scott Burt has been promoted to Head Coach and General Manager.

“From day one on the job, Burtie has worked tirelessly to establish a winning culture here in Rapid City,” Spire Hockey President Todd Mackin said. “And after one season it’s clear that he has done that. He is one of the hardest-working and most tireless people I have ever worked with and we are delighted to reward him for his dedication to the team and fan base.”

As his first head coaching position, Burt has had enormous success since being named Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations in July 2021. The Rush Hockey team was guided to a record 36-25-6-5, an ECHL-era franchise-best 83 points and the first Kelly Cup Playoff appearance for Rapid City since the 2014-15 season. The Rush advanced to the second round of the postseason by defeating the Allen Americans in five games, before falling to the Utah Grizzlies in six games.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue to work on and off the ice to bring a winning culture back to Rapid City,” Burt explains. “We want everyone in the community to be proud of this team. And we will continue to work every day to put a winner on the ice and to bring energy to our building.”

Burt played 13 seasons as a pro and is a three-time Kelly Cup Champion. He is only one of six people to have won the Kelly Cup three times. After joining the coaching ranks, Burt spent nine seasons as an assistant coach in both the ECHL and WHL.

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