Flyers Radio Broadcaster Steve Coates announces his retirement

The Philadelphia Flyers are currently in the midst of a roster rebuild and now they will have to rebuild their radio booth.

Popular broadcaster Steve Coates announced that this would be his last season in the booth, after 43 seasons with the organization, including the last nine on radio.

He was part of the TV and radio broadcast team during his 43 years with the club and will always be remembered for his popular ‘Coatsey’s Corner’ TV segment.

“The Philadelphia Flyers organization is unlike any other in professional sports and it has truly been an honor for me to be part of it for so many years,” Coates said in a team press release. “This organization has given me a home and a family. It has led me to forge lasting relationships and the best friendships with everyone I have had the privilege of working with along the way.”

The team announced that he will remain part of the team, with team events and former Flyers after the 2022-23 season and will recognize and honor him at a special pre-season ceremony. game on April 1 against the Buffalo Sabers at the Wells Fargo Center.

Coates has always been a popular figure in the area and has always been seen in and around the South Jersey area after games.

He has been a frequent guest on The Sports Bash and heard on 97.3 ESPN as part of the Flyers broadcasts since 2014.

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