On Friday, October 7th at the KYC, a sudden ovation took place in the third period after Wildcats Public Address Announcer Charles Campbell revealed to the audience that former Head Coach and General Manager Paul Baxter would be leaving Wichita Falls for good. That game against the Amarillo Bulls might have been the last Wildcats game Paul Baxter attends.
Though he will maintain his status as a part-owner of the team, Baxter will no longer be attending games or overseeing hockey operations.
Baxter was one of the longest tenured employees in the history of the Wildcats, having worked for the team for five seasons. Under his reign as Head Coach (2011-2014,) the Wildcats saw their record improve each season. As General Manager the following two years, Baxter was honored twice as the South Division General Manager of the Year.
Baxter has decided to move to Nashville, TN to be closer to family. Though it remains unclear what his complete plans are, he has mentioned the idea of finding a scouting job.
The Wildcats thank Paul for his contributions to the organization and wish him all the best going forward.