EDMONTON - Dallas Eakins phone keeps buzzing and he doesn’t know how to stop it.
“The phone buzzes every time somebody follows me on Twitter and I don’t know how to turn it off.”
Since @dallaseakins has been the new Edmonton Oilers head coach, he has gained 10,000 followers.
That’s a lot of buzzing.
His wife actress @ingridkavelaars has watched her followers tripled.
“I love twitter,” said Eakins, who admits not that long ago he “thought it was stupid.”
Eakins knows not many coaches in pro sport use it, but he thinks it’s fun and useful.
“It’s a great way to get your message out there to fans.
“It’s a good place to pass out some praise for a player.”
He followed only one Edmonton athlete prior to coming to Edmonton, triathlete Paula Findlay.