BASINGSTOKE Bison’s dream coaching team of Ashley Tait and Tony Redmond will once again be in charge for next season.

This will be their fourth year in charge of the Herd with Tait being the head coach and Redmond his assistant and bench coach.

The duo guided the Bison to third and fourth place in the National League in their first two years in charge, while Covid wiped out last season.

Once again for this forthcoming campaign Tait will be a player/coach.

The 45-year-old led the team’s scoring in the Bison’s last campaign hitting the net 23 times in a 75 points haul.

Tait said: “I am really pleased to be back for another season. I want to continue to build on the path we are already on.

“This year everything has been in limbo, but the aim at the moment is to return in September and I have been talking to the guys and they are really keen to get back on the ice.”

Redmond is known as Mr Basingstoke and is only one of three players to have his shirt number retired by the Hampshire outfit.

The Scot has played more games for the club than any other player having made his debut in the autumn of 1992.

The 46-year-old Scot went on to play 14 years for the team and brings a wealth of experience to his role.

Tait is delighted to have Redmond back and said: “Tosh is a key member of the team and it is great to have someone behind the bench who I can trust will make the right decisions.”