Former Mudbug stars added to Shreveport coaching staff

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The Shreveport Mudbugs have hired former Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs stars Kenny Carroll and Jason Campbell as assistant coaches.

Carroll, nicknamed Superman in his playing days, is one of the greatest goalies in the history of the Western Professional Hockey League/Central Hockey League. He will coach the goalies.

Carroll joined the Mudbugs in 2000 and was named Rookie of the Year and Goaltender of the Year. During his nine seasons, he set several CHL records and won a WHPL championship. He lives in McKinney, Texas, with his wife, Janae, and children Hudson and Harper. He also is the general manager of the Dr. Pepper Star Center in Richardson, Texas.

During his playing days in Shreveport-Bossier City, Carroll served as an inspiration to George Cloutier, the former youth hockey goaltender whose name graces the rink at Hirsch Coliseum.

Campbell, nicknamed Soupy, will serve as Director of Operations and assistant coach. He is currently the Youth Hockey Program Director for the Ark-La-Tex Amateur Hockey Association. Campbell and Shanda, his wife of 13 years, have three children — Maddie, Cade and Ali. They reside in Bossier City.

An active member of the community, Campbell coaches both boys and girls soccer for Bossier Parks and Recreation. He also coaches lacrosse.

The Shreveport Mudbugs, a member of the NAHL, open their season on Sept. 29 against Lone Star at Hirsch Coliseum.

— Staff Reports