Monday, April 15, 2013
NCAA Hockey Coaching Carousel Continues
Denver is believed to have locked up Dubuque (USHL) general manager/head coach and University of Maine alumnus Jim Montgomery as its next head coach, as mentioned in the Denver Post. Ohio State and head coach Mark Osiecki, meanwhile, have parted ways after just three seasons, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Former Denver coach George Gwozdecky, who was not retained by the Pioneers after 19 seasons, is still available, although he is considered to be a prime candidate for the Maine job, according to the Bangor Daily News. Last week, USCHO.com said that Maine had tabbed assistant coach and former forward Bob Corkum as the Black Bears' interim head coach, after 12-year-head coach Tim Whitehead was not retained.
Also still seeking a head coach is Alaska Anchorage, which let Dave Shyiak go last month after eight seasons at the Seawolf helm. UAA has been looking at candidates, according to the Anchorage Daily News.