The Humboldt Broncos board has demonstrated clear confidence in its head coach by offering Scott Barney a five-year extension to his contract starting with the 2023-24 season. Barney secured the head coaching position halfway through his initial year with the Broncos during their 2018-2019 season. His impressive record of 132-55-9-2 during his tenure as bench boss makes him one of the winningest coaches in the SJHL. 

In a released statement, the Humboldt Broncos board elaborated on that confidence.  

The Humboldt Broncos’ board is proud and excited to extend Scott for another 5 seasons. He’s done an incredible job both on the ice putting together a consistently competitive team every year, and also with our players in development and post-secondary education opportunities. We are proud to have him, and his family in the community of Humboldt.” 

The statement also notes that Barney has led the team to the playoffs in every one of the past five seasons. The Broncos have finished 2nd place in back-to-back seasons and won the Global Ag Risk Division in the 2021-22 season. 

“First of all, I would like to thank the Humboldt Broncos’ Board of Directors for having the confidence and trust in the job we have done here and will continue to do. Our goal every time we step on the ice is how can we be better as individuals and as a team. Being part of the Broncos’ organization is truly something special for everyone involved. The community is fantastic, and my family has enjoyed every minute of being in Humboldt. We can’t wait to create more memories together,” said Barney in a statement. 

A source of pride for Barney and the Broncos is their record in player development and helping their charges launch post-secondary entrance. The Broncos’ statement proudly highlights the 10 players from the past season who have committed to colleges and universities. Four players found homes at the highest level with NCAA Division I commitments while four more announced commitments to USPORTS, one to the BCHIL and one with a professional tryout in the ECHL. 

In total, Barney has helped 31 players find commitments (10-NCAA Div I, 5-NCAA DIV III, 12-USPORTS, 1-ACAC, 2-BCIHL, 1-pro tryout) 

“There's a lot of opportunities for the players who have come through in the past few years. They all work extremely hard to get to where they want to be, and it’s our job to help them along the way. We will continue to make Humboldt the premier place to play in the SJHL and Canada,” Barney added. 

The Broncos look forward to that measure of continued success as Barney embarks on the next five years with the Green and Gold.  

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