Swiss National League club SC Bern has hired former Swiss goalie Florence Schelling as its new general manager, making Schelling the first woman to become GM of a top-level club in professional men’s hockey.
Florence Schelling has been named general manager of SC Bern. The longtime Swiss national team goalie owns a Master’s degree and is the first female to serve as GM for a top-level pro men’s team. https://t.co/dwsP17nLnq
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In the evaluation process, we ended up with Florence Schelling,” SC Bern CEO Marc Luthi told the media outlet Berner Zeitung. “We came to the conclusion: Florence is the person we are looking for and want. Yes, Florence will be a pioneer, probably worldwide in her new role. But she’s young, fresh, she’ll bring a new perspective and break up existing structures.”
Florence Schelling had a long and successful career on the ice as well. She guarded the goal for the Swiss national team for 15 seasons and won the World Cup and Olympic bronze. The 31-year-old ended her career with three seasons in Linköping where last year she was named SDHL’s best goalkeeper.
By Jon Sorensen