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May takes over Farmington Tiger boys hockey

Former Burnsville High School assistant hockey coach Greg May has been hired as the new head coach of the Farmington High School boys hockey team.

The Farmington boys hockey team will have some South Suburban Conference experience to rely on when it enters its first season in the league next winter.

The Tigers filled the head coaching role vacated by Keith Revels, hiring Burnsville assistant coach Greg May last Monday. May graduated from Burnsville High School in 2003 after playing three years on the varsity team and serving as a team captain. He then played four years at Augsburg College before beginning his coaching career.

“I was intrigued about joining a growing community that’s had success at the youth level and a successful varsity season last year, going to the section finals,” May said. “(I was also intrigued because) they’re moving into the South Suburban Conference starting next year and I grew up playing in the Lake Conference and now coaching in the South Suburban, so I’m familiar with the teams, the styles of play and the coaches in the league.”

May coached two years of bantams and one year at Mounds View before returning to Burnsville in 2010. He was named the Section 2AA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012. Soon after accepting the position at Farmington last week, May met with the team captains and some of the assistant coaches. He also began organizing the team’s summer program and arranging some scrimmages.

“I went in with a plan in place where if I got hired I’d be ready right away. This is a community that is hungry for hockey,” he said. “I want to get a vision in place, a plan and a process for how I want to attack it.”