The Sioux City Musketeers have finalized their staff with a pair of new hires for the upcoming season. Tanner Hoops has joined the Musketeers as the Game Night Operations/Social Media Coordinator while Bryan Collier has been named as the team’s equipment manager.
A native of Storm Lake, Tanner previously was the sports director at ESPN Radio in Marquette, Michigan. He graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in Digital Media. During his college years he interned with Musketeer radio broadcaster, Curtis Anderson. He was on the radio broadcast for the Clark Cup Final during the 2016-17 season. Tanner also spent one season as the radio voice of the Duluth Huskies and called the 2018 Summer Collegiate World Series. His call of the championship game’s final out was featured in the Northwoods League’s 2019 promotional video.
Musketeers President, Rich Zaber says, “We are very excited to bring Tanner aboard. He has been a part of the Musketeers organization for years and understands the passion for the team in the community.”
Collier comes to the Musketeers from the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL where he started his career back in 2012. He handled skate sharpening, riveting, sewing, laundry, locker room setup and takedown, organizing and packing for road trips along with other things needed on an everyday basis.
He was a part of seven playoff appearances while in Seattle including the WHL Championship in 2017 and the Memorial Cup in 2017. Collier is also a registered referee with USA Hockey and Hockey Canada.
General Manager, Andy Johnson says, “Bryan brings an extremely detailed approach to the everyday tasks of the position through his first-hand experience in the WHL in Seattle. He is extremely well organized, and it was clear in our discussion with everyone that has worked with Bryan that he is driven to give our players and staff a professional experience every day. We’re thrilled to be able to add someone with his passion for excellence.”
The Musketeers begin the season at home against Tri-City on November 7th.