I feel you. NMU had a hell of a run to end the year.
"Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." (Shawshank Redemption)
"I find I'm so excited that I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only an old NMU fan can feel. An old NMU fan at a start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope we can make it to a WCHA Playoff Championship. I hope to see my friend the NCAA Playoffs and attend its games. I hope the NCAA Championship Trophy is a wonderful as it has been in my dreams. I hope." (Really bastardized Shawshank Redemption)
"I find that the most trouble encountered with quotes on the internet is figuring out their authenticity"
Not a peep about the coaching search.
I knew I forgot to do something this week
Guess RaceBoarder ain't the one who is going to make NMU great again
It's never too early to start the Pre-game festivities
Go Cats!!! GO BLACKHAWKS!
Cuck the Fubs... Let's Go WHITE SOX!!!
Wildcat Born, Wildcat Bred....
“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
― Franz Kafka
269/1,000 miles ran, 0/2,000 on bicycle
Next race: FUNderwear Run 5K on March 12, Irish Jig 5K on March 18.
An update on the head coach search:
After 69 people applied for the position, a search committee from the university narrowed the list to 15 for video interviews and completed the last one Monday night.Karr said that the finalists will not be named as several candidates have asked to remain confidential. He estimates the rest of the search process will take less than two weeks.
The committee is made up of former Wildcats head coach Rick Comley; Blue Line Club president Bob Cowell; former NMU hockey players Don Waddell, Dave Mogush, Dallas Drake, Jason Welch and Justin Florek; current Wildcat forward Zach Diamantoni; and faculty athletics representative Julie Rochester.
Sounds like Omaha and RPI got the guys they wanted for coaches. MSU is down to two. And NMU now whittles away at the remaining 15.
Not sure RPI got who they wanted, look at their thread and not exactly happy but willing to give a chance.
I thought NMU has it narrowed down to LESS than 15 now? Implied that in the article. Found it interesting that NMU had 69 applicants seems high but don't really know, maybe that is typical.
“At the end of the day, the Gov Cup is just a trophy,” UAA senior Jordan Kwas said. “I’d rather be in the Final Five every time over winning the Gov Cup.”
Matt Thomas' Record
2016-17 Word(s) of the Season: Medicore coaching for 24 years due to administration
College Hockey News Says Shyiak Has Inside Track On NMU Job????
April 7th, 2017
MARQUETTE - Dave Shyiak, currently an assistant coach at Western Michigan, has the inside track to become next head coach at Northern Michigan, sources tell College Hockey News.
Shyiak, who was head coach at Alaska-Anchorage from 2005-13, was one of 15 candidates that conducted video interviews. He is a Northern Michigan alumnus and part of the 1991 national championship team, and went on to become an assistant coach under Rick Comley and Walt Kyle at NMU from 1995-2005.
Comley and Kyle are the only two head coaches the program has ever had. Kyle was relieved of his duties following the conclusion of this season. Shyiak was a candidate when Comley left for Michigan State, though the job ultimately went to Kyle, another alum. Shyiak was a candidate for the Anchorage job twice before landing it the second time.
Northern Michigan is expected to announce a final decision next week. One potential holdup could be the financial terms. Shyiak has a good salary as far as assistant coaches go, while NMU has not put as much resources into its hockey program recently compared to other similar schools.
Shyiak was (80-177-33) in eight seasons as Alaska-Anchorage head coach, and never had a winning record. He was let go after a (4-25-7) season in 2012-13. After spending one season as an amateur scout, he joined Andy Murray's coaching staff at Western Michigan in 2014.
Forrest Karr hires Dave Shyiak? I just... I mean...
Feels like an Inception plot.
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