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neumyer
05-01-2015, 08:59 AM
With little fanfare, it appears the head coaching position at the University of New England is open.


852 Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach
Job ID

852
Posting period

04/28/2015
Job Type

Full-time
Campus

Biddeford
Description

The Head Coach will be responsible for all aspects of planning, developing, and coaching the men’s ice hockey team within the rules of the University of New England and the NCAA Division III. As the head coach you will be responsible for the recruitment and development of student-athletes and managing a comprehensive ice hockey program.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities (in descending order of importance)

1. Be knowledgeable of, and abide by, all University policies, NCAA Division III policies, and conference/league requirements.

Follow established guidelines and procedures
Complete accounting transactions for cash advances and other expenses
Abide by NCAA Division III rules and regulations
Participate in conference calls and attend coaches’ meetings

2. Recruit and retain prospective student-athletes to attend the University of New England and participate on the team. Encourage applications from a diverse group.

Develop an annual recruiting plan identifying specific outcomes to be achieved
Maintain database of information regarding recruiting, including number of contacts, number applied, number visited, number accepted, and number enrolled
Correspond with prospects using a variety of communication channels; including written, in
person contact, phone, home visits, and official visits
Meet regularly with student-athletes to monitor academic progress and social integration

3. Plan, organize, direct, and lead the operations for the sport program including budgeting, traveling, counseling, teaching and coaching

Create budget expenditures for uniforms and equipment
Follow budget plan and stay within planned amounts
Schedule opponents and contact opposing coaches to verify dates
Stay current with the development of sport
Demonstrate and communicate expertise and knowledge of sport
Approachable to discuss student concerns about the team and/or academic issues
Sustain a level of excellence in the quality of student experience and competitive success
Supervise assistant coach(es)
Attend all league meetings for your sport

4. Plan an instructional practice and competitive schedule based on an assessment of the student-athletes’ needs, including pre and post season and traditional and non-traditional seasons (when applicable)

Conduct organized and objective based practices
Enhance individual as well as team skills
Utilize various coaching strategies
Improve athletes’ talents, skills, and development of self

5. Function as a member of the department working together for common objectives.

Communicate and cooperate with department staff to facilitate group purpose and mission
Coordinate work with other employees or outside contractors
Responsible for your own work
Informally coach others and model standards of conduct
Clearly communicate in written and verbal form
Participate in promotions and publicity events of the department
Attend department and campus functions as requested

6. Show creativity, initiative, willingness to participate, and leadership within department, profession and on campus

Serve on committees within the University, the department, your sport, and the community
Promote UNE Athletics to the campus and local community
Communicate with former athletes and alumni
Contact alumni groups outside the region when traveling for contests

7. Responsible for meal arrangements, travel plans, coordination of facility usage, and daily practice plans.

Make arrangements to feed the team when meals are missed because of the competitive schedule
Submit monthly practice times
Drive van to contests, if necessary

8. Stay current with the sport-specific developments in the profession

Take responsibility for one’s own self-development
Communicate content and make presentations adaptable to a variety of audiences and styles
Support the need for process and/or technology changes and demonstrate advantages to others.
Suggest ways to improve efficiency of own work and the work of the department.
Attend professional meetings of the conference, ECAC, NCAA, and others as designated by the director
Maintain memberships in professional organizations

9. Contest management duties outside of primary playing season, and additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required (master’s degree preferred) and/or related educational and/or work experience.
Demonstrate ability to relate to, and motivate, student athletes and to work with a variety of University staff, alumni and the outside community
Must be willing to travel extensively
Must be willing to work nights and weekends
Previous collegiate coaching experience required; head coaching experience preferred.



* Background check may be required.
Application Materials

Cover Letter
Resume

Contact

Human Resources Office
University of New England
careers@une.edu

The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes female and minority candidates.

PuckVoice
05-02-2015, 09:55 PM
[QUOTE=neumyer;6157746]With little fanfare, it appears the head coaching position at the University of New England is open.


If true VERY surprising ... thought Coach Holt was doing a great job and had that program going in the right direction. Wonder if he might be heading elsewhere ... waiting for other shoe to drop.

PrezdeJohnson09
05-03-2015, 05:43 AM
[QUOTE=neumyer;6157746]With little fanfare, it appears the head coaching position at the University of New England is open.


If true VERY surprising ... thought Coach Holt was doing a great job and had that program going in the right direction. Wonder if he might be heading elsewhere ... waiting for other shoe to drop.

It is true the UNE coaching position is currently vacant and Coach Holt is not in the running for the Middlebury job.

PuckVoice
05-03-2015, 09:41 PM
[QUOTE=PuckVoice;6158277]

It is true the UNE coaching position is currently vacant and Coach Holt is not in the running for the Middlebury job.

Yeah, I was thinking THAT shoe ...

shelfit
05-04-2015, 03:40 PM
Looks like he was doing a pretty solid job so I wonder what happened exactly. His choice to leave or theirs?

PuckVoice
05-19-2015, 10:08 PM
Interesting stuff continues at UNE ... while there is still no official announcement of a change they continue to advertise their men's hockey head coaching job on their website. Now they have hired a new Athletic Director ... Jack McDonald leaves D-1 Quinnipiac after 20 years ... he previously was AD at Denver ... to run the show in Biddeford! What is going on in the Land of the Noreasters?

PuckVoice
05-19-2015, 10:23 PM
Interesting stuff continues at UNE ... while there is still no official announcement of a change they continue to advertise their men's hockey head coaching job on their website. Now they have hired a new Athletic Director ... Jack McDonald leaves D-1 Quinnipiac after 20 years ... he previously was AD at Denver ... to run the show in Biddeford! What is going on in the Land of the Noreasters?


From the Torrington, CT Register-Citizen

By Chip Malafronte

HAMDEN -- Last fall, Jack McDonald announced he would retire after 20 years as athletic director at Quinnipiac. Although he and his wife, Linda, planned a permanent move to their vacation cottage on the South Shore of Massachusetts, he confided to close friends and colleagues that he wasn’t quite ready to stop working altogether.

As his final day of June 30 approached, advice filtered in that had a familiar refrain.

“Jack, whatever you do, stay busy,” they advised. “You’ve got to stay busy and other opportunities will come.”

Retirement, it turned out, will wait. On Monday, McDonald accepted the job of associate vice president and director of athletics at the University of New England, a picturesque private school in Biddleford, Maine, with a small athletic program.

“This was unscripted,” McDonald said. “It just sort of happened.”

At the annual NCAA convention in January, administrators from New England encountered McDonald to talk about women’s rugby. The school is planning to add it as a varsity sport in the fall; Quinnipiac is one of a handful of programs already competing in it at the varsity level.

New England, it turned out, was also in need of an athletic director. Kim Allen, who’d held the position for nine years, had resigned days earlier following an arrest for driving under the influence.

There was mutual interest, which led to an interview. McDonald fell in love with the campus, which has views of the Atlantic Ocean and Saco River from nearly every window of every building. The athletic program, classified as Division III, has 15 sports including a thriving hockey program in need of a new coach. It’s also planning to add varsity football by 2017.

And, much like Quinnipiac, there is a new dual-sport facility for hockey and basketball. McDonald decided it was a perfect fit.

Over a 20-year career at Quinnipiac, McDonald famously turned an unknown hockey program into one of the best in the country. He’s also stayed active on countless national committees and last year was named NCAA Division IAAA athletic director of the year.

“I was the luckiest athletic director on the planet to have been at Quinnipiac,” McDonald said. “There were some ups and downs, but at the end of the day, I couldn’t have been happier about my time there and the support over the years of (Quinnipiac president) John Lahey and (executive vice president) Mark Thompson.”

Quinnipiac has yet to name McDonald’s successor. A national search which began last fall is nearing completion. Lahey is expected make an announcement in the coming weeks. No candidates have been made public, but the new athletic director will inherit a flourishing Division I program envisioned and constructed by McDonald; one barely recognizable from the tiny department he transformed some two decades ago.

So retirement has been replaced by downsizing; from major college athletics to the relative quiet of coastal Maine. Just don’t expect him to simply kick back in his new digs with a cold lemonade.

To know McDonald is to understand work ethic and ambition never rests.

After all, you’ve got to stay busy.

PuckVoice
05-31-2015, 08:33 PM
Anyone heard anything new about this? It has been a month since they posted Holt's job, but still no announcement about his status ...

d3follower
05-31-2015, 10:25 PM
Anyone heard anything new about this? It has been a month since they posted Holt's job, but still no announcement about his status ...

It's the same with regard to the Tufts coach (Brian Murphy) -- Tufts is accepting applications for a new head coach but has said nothing about Murphy's departure.

dinocoach
06-01-2015, 06:20 PM
Anyone heard anything new about this? It has been a month since they posted Holt's job, but still no announcement about his status ...
His name is off the school's web site as of today!

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
06-15-2015, 12:07 PM
http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/ecac/2015/6/15/8782761/hockey-east-assistants-head-coach-university-of-new-england-jack-mcdonald-joe-dumais-cam-ellsworth

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
06-22-2015, 04:22 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hearing current Nichols head coach, Peru, Maine native and UMaine alum Kevin Swallow likely to be the new head coach of Univ. of New England</p>&mdash; Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffCoxSports/status/613092224574877696">June 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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PrezdeJohnson09
06-22-2015, 04:43 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hearing current Nichols head coach, Peru, Maine native and UMaine alum Kevin Swallow likely to be the new head coach of Univ. of New England</p>— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffCoxSports/status/613092224574877696">June 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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If this is true, great hire for UNE.

ECAC East looking VERY strong in future.

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
06-22-2015, 05:01 PM
http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/2015/6/22/8826789/kevin-swallow-hired-university-of-new-england-hockey-coach-nichols-maine-alum-jack-mcdonald

Swallow hired at UNE

PrezdeJohnson09
06-23-2015, 12:35 PM
Official release from Nichols:

http://www.nicholsathletics.com/news/2015/6/23/MICEHOCKEY_0623153317.aspx

FredDavenport
08-05-2015, 08:49 AM
Some very good video of the introduction of Coach Swallow to the Media and Faculty/Staff at the University of New England:

https://www.youtube.com/user/UNEsports/videos

petrietodonovan
08-10-2015, 11:40 AM
Well. He has added Colby back into the schedule with one game in January 2016. Haven't played Colby since 2013----but it had been the Mules choice to abandon the series. It makes a lot of sense, local travel, strong conference. UNE will also continue to play Bowdoin with a home-and-home pair.