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PrezdeJohnson09
02-12-2015, 09:50 PM
According to the USCHO article commemorating Coach Beaney's 600th win, it doesn't appear like he'll be coaching too much longer.

He answered the question to 700 with a definitive No and said he and his wife have a plan that hasn't been communicated publicly yet.

So that begs this question, is this the final year for Coach Beaney?

hockeyguy99
02-12-2015, 10:47 PM
According to the USCHO article commemorating Coach Beaney's 600th win, it doesn't appear like he'll be coaching too much longer.

He answered the question to 700 with a definitive No and said he and his wife have a plan that hasn't been communicated publicly yet.

So that begs this question, is this the final year for Coach Beaney?


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spwood
02-13-2015, 07:08 AM
According to the USCHO article commemorating Coach Beaney's 600th win, it doesn't appear like he'll be coaching too much longer.

He answered the question to 700 with a definitive No and said he and his wife have a plan that hasn't been communicated publicly yet.

So that begs this question, is this the final year for Coach Beaney?

Funny to see Bill Beaney without the word "Fire" on this forum!

In all seriousness though, he looked awfully relaxed during the Primelink tournament, including a great moment during the Championship game where I saw him holding a conversation with my (then) three year old son. Whatever he's decided, he definitely looked at peace with it.

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
02-13-2015, 10:36 AM
Funny to see Bill Beaney without the word "Fire" on this forum!

In all seriousness though, he looked awfully relaxed during the Primelink tournament, including a great moment during the Championship game where I saw him holding a conversation with my (then) three year old son. Whatever he's decided, he definitely looked at peace with it.

I had a nice chat with him in the stands during the Primelink in Plattsburgh last year, and he was surprisingly candid when speaking off the record. We discussed hockey and his team's struggles, and it was great to hear his perspective on things. He's a great coach and nice guy, that's for sure. I have a lot of respect for him.

westscout
02-13-2015, 03:17 PM
I had a nice chat with him in the stands during the Primelink in Plattsburgh last year, and he was surprisingly candid when speaking off the record. We discussed hockey and his team's struggles, and it was great to hear his perspective on things. He's a great coach and nice guy, that's for sure. I have a lot of respect for him.


Do coaches still look at this school as a viable NCAA championship job?

altazo
02-13-2015, 05:00 PM
Do coaches still look at this school as a viable NCAA championship job?

Only if they're intelligent. Do you really think the D3 landscape has shifted that significantly since their 2006 championship? Have you seen their on campus facillity?

spwood
02-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Only if they're intelligent. Do you really think the D3 landscape has shifted that significantly since their 2006 championship? Have you seen their on campus facillity?

Not if they are in the parking lot! We parked about a mile away during the Primelink...

The Real Georgia Peach
02-13-2015, 08:36 PM
Bill Beaney is a fine coach and a better human being. I've known him (not intimately), for over 25 years and I believe he will be included among the pantheon of Panther Coaches along with Nelson and Forbes,(and also non-hockey coach Bobo Sheehan).

norm1909
02-14-2015, 06:16 AM
Not if they are in the parking lot! We parked about a mile away during the Primelink...

But admittedly it was so some Alumni could write off their taxes even more improvements to the facility - the parking area was full of construction equipment and supplies - which IMO should have lead management to seek an alternative venue this year.

PrezdeJohnson09
02-14-2015, 08:19 AM
But admittedly it was so some Alumni could write off their taxes even more improvements to the facility - the parking area was full of construction equipment and supplies - which IMO should have lead management to seek an alternative venue this year.

The parking has improved a little now that the field house is all but complete. There are some spots now but still for any large crowd, there will certainly be an overflow.

norm1909
02-14-2015, 08:24 AM
The parking has improved a little now that the field house is all but complete. There are some spots now but still for any large crowd, there will certainly be an overflow.

It is one of the finest facilities De Facto tax dollars can buy.

hockeyfan77
02-16-2015, 06:30 PM
He is a great guy....I have talked to him a few times over the years....While I don't think this year will be his last,next year might....

jimmy d
02-16-2015, 08:41 PM
He is a great guy....I have talked to him a few times over the years....While I don't think this year will be his last,next year might....

You are certainly right about him being a great guy, and I hope that you are right that this will not be his last year. This young team that he has now has so much promise...perhaps they could be contenders next year or the one after.I'd like to see one more appearance in the NCAA final four before he retires!

shelfit
02-17-2015, 01:09 AM
You are certainly right about him being a great guy, and I hope that you are right that this will not be his last year. This young team that he has now has so much promise...perhaps they could be contenders next year or the one after.I'd like to see one more appearance in the NCAA final four before he retires!

I'd love to see him win another National Championship and go out on top.

joecct
02-17-2015, 10:21 PM
I'd love to see him win another National Championship and go out on top.
Not happening. The West recruits from better sources.

PrezdeJohnson09
02-18-2015, 08:01 AM
Not happening. The West recruits from better sources.

And Middlebury doesn't have the Ryan Cole, Jackson Brewer, Michael Hawkrigg, Robbie Murden, EJ Rauseo, David White, JC Cangelosi, and Aaron Deutsch all playing for them anymore.

10 years ago, all of those kids were going to Middlebury, now they are going to Trinity, Amherst, Williams, Bowdoin etc.

jimmy d
02-18-2015, 04:48 PM
And Middlebury doesn't have the Ryan Cole, Jackson Brewer, Michael Hawkrigg, Robbie Murden, EJ Rauseo, David White, JC Cangelosi, and Aaron Deutsch all playing for them anymore.

10 years ago, all of those kids were going to Middlebury, now they are going to Trinity, Amherst, Williams, Bowdoin etc.

Good point, Prez...

Golden007
02-20-2015, 01:37 PM
And Middlebury doesn't have the Ryan Cole, Jackson Brewer, Michael Hawkrigg, Robbie Murden, EJ Rauseo, David White, JC Cangelosi, and Aaron Deutsch all playing for them anymore.

10 years ago, all of those kids were going to Middlebury, now they are going to Trinity, Amherst, Williams, Bowdoin etc.

The word is out.....Middlebury doesn't get these players any more because they know better. So they go to Trinity, Amherst, Williams and Bowdoin. Middlebury is still a great school, but for not for hockey players. Not any longer. The glory days are over, and have been over.

jimmy d
02-20-2015, 09:30 PM
The word is out.....Middlebury doesn't get these players any more because they know better. I had been pondering the situation,myself... thanks for explaining it so succinctly,

fanofhockey1
02-21-2015, 09:36 AM
The word is out.....Middlebury doesn't get these players any more because they know better.

They don't get the players anymore not for the reason you're implying. It's a shift in the schools philosophy. The entire athletic program is down and will continue to head in that direction. The school has made a decision that athletics aren't a priority. Look at Men's Basketball...Final Four in DIII a few years ago, ranked #1 in the country. Didn't make playoffs this year. They build these great facilities all through donations...not through the endowment. The new 46 million dollar field house was all through alumni donations. Admissions is saying no on a lot of kids that end up at other schools. Times are changing/have changed for sure. But it's not just for the reasons you suggest.