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Northbynorthwest
03-14-2017, 03:56 PM
It's started on the men's side, anything happening on the women's side?

DDad16
03-14-2017, 08:24 PM
Looks like something is going on at Penn State.

shelfit
03-14-2017, 09:22 PM
Looks like something is going on at Penn State.

And how do you know this exactly? Is your daughter there or do you have a magic mirror or something?

Scott_TG
03-14-2017, 09:40 PM
On The D3 end Colby, Nichols and Lebanon Valley all have postings for head coaches and Canton for an assistant.

DDad16
03-14-2017, 10:08 PM
And how do you know this exactly? Is your daughter there or do you have a magic mirror or something?

Dean Jackson is now listed on the website as Interim Head Coach. I was also watching a game they played against Syracuse and heard the announcer mention something about him "taking over full-time". I may have mis-heard what was said during that game. I know there was a lot of speculation when he was hired that they had just hired Brandwene's replacement.

No crystal ball, magic mirror, or tarot cards. And, my daughter is not playing there. Just my keen observation skills!

DDad16
03-14-2017, 10:12 PM
On The D3 end Colby, Nichols and Lebanon Valley all have postings for head coaches and Canton for an assistant.

Is the Canton Assistant to replace Wasylk, or is there another leaving?

shelfit
03-14-2017, 11:15 PM
I like how you click on the men's hockey coach's name and they show his name, Alma Mater, and coaching record at Penn State, but when you click on Josh's name the don't include his coaching record. It's like they're proud of and want to boast about the record Guy has posted in his time there, but not so much about the record Josh has posted so far. Lol. I also believe they've had the word Interim under Dean's name for quite awhile. I seem to recall someone on here brought it up at that time.

Scott_TG
03-15-2017, 05:36 AM
Is the Canton Assistant to replace Wasylk, or is there another leaving?

They have Wasylk and another still listed on their page. I don't know the details just reporting the job openings posted on the American Hockey Coaches Association website.

DDad16
03-15-2017, 07:33 AM
They have Wasylk and another still listed on their page. I don't know the details just reporting the job openings posted on the American Hockey Coaches Association website.

I know Wasylk is starting the program at Suffolk.

ZedLeppelin
03-16-2017, 07:15 AM
Looks like something is going on at Penn State.

The school officially called Brandwene's exit two months ago a "family medical leave", but nobody bought that. The chatter has been that it was Penn State allowing Brandwene to exit gracefully in lieu of being fired outright. Haven't heard a single person care about the "why", as long as he doesn't come back. He was in way over his head at the D-1 level.

shelfit
03-16-2017, 10:05 AM
The school officially called Brandwene's exit two months ago a "family medical leave", but nobody bought that. The chatter has been that it was Penn State allowing Brandwene to exit gracefully in lieu of being fired outright. Haven't heard a single person care about the "why", as long as he doesn't come back. He was in way over his head at the D-1 level.

Thanks for the update. Most of us here said the same thing when he was hired by his pal to do the job. It was a joke and an insult to our game.

Rightnut
03-16-2017, 11:32 AM
Thanks for the update. Most of us here said the same thing when he was hired by his pal to do the job. It was a joke and an insult to our game.

There is no reason that school should not be a powerhouse in Women's hockey. It checked all the boxes except the coaching. Plenty of good players chose not to go there because of that issue.

ZedLeppelin
03-16-2017, 07:16 PM
There is no reason that school should not be a powerhouse in Women's hockey. It checked all the boxes except the coaching. Plenty of good players chose not to go there because of that issue.

I have to agree with this. Penn State has the excellent academics, a great student-athlete support system, and a brand new arena with the best training facilities. What else do you need to attract top-tier players, except maybe a coach who doesn't play head games with the players and doesn't coach the talent out of them.

bluffrinkrat
03-16-2017, 09:42 PM
I have to agree with this. Penn State has the excellent academics, a great student-athlete support system, and a brand new arena with the best training facilities. What else do you need to attract top-tier players, except maybe a coach who doesn't play head games with the players and doesn't coach the talent out of them.

The Penn State men's team has made a big improvement in the four seasons we have watched them play at Mariucci Arena. I'm sure a lot of that improvement has to do with their coaching and with their young team they will only get better. The Gopher men are in for a tough game tomorrow with Penn State. With a good coach I would think the women's team would greatly improve as well.

Blackhawks Rule
03-16-2017, 10:21 PM
Unfortunately for some of our daughters that play Division I hockey, head games from their coaches is the norm. While there are several programs that have excellent male coaches that understand coaching a girl/woman is much different than coaching a boy/man. And they adjust to accommodate the female dynamic in the locker room. However, There are other programs who's male head coaches have no clue how to handle a locker room full of intelligent women. These long tenured coaches have the administration hoodwinked with occasional accolades that hide their inability and inadequacy in the locker room. Head games and worse are prevalent with these individuals. Much to the detriment of not only the program, but more importantly the individual women within their program.

shelfit
03-16-2017, 10:38 PM
Unfortunately for some of our daughters that play Division I hockey, head games from their coaches is the norm. While there are several programs that have excellent male coaches that understand coaching a girl/woman is much different than coaching a boy/man. And they adjust to accommodate the female dynamic in the locker room. However, There are other programs who's male head coaches have no clue how to handle a locker room full of intelligent women. These long tenured coaches have the administration hoodwinked with occasional accolades that hide their inability and inadequacy in the locker room. Head games and worse are prevalent with these individuals. Much to the detriment of not only the program, but more importantly the individual women within their program.

Time for a witch hunt....care to share "discreetly" the programs/male coaches you're talking about?

Hadmaphiluveet
03-18-2017, 10:32 AM
I like how you click on the men's hockey coach's name and they show his name, Alma Mater, and coaching record at Penn State, but when you click on Josh's name the don't include his coaching record. It's like they're proud of and want to boast about the record Guy has posted in his time there, but not so much about the record Josh has posted so far. Lol. I also believe they've had the word Interim under Dean's name for quite awhile. I seem to recall someone on here brought it up at that time.

Did a little searching. Looks like Brandwene's record at Penn State is 49-111-20. Plummeting elevator ride to 100+ losses. This might be a record for the fastest trip to 100 losses by any D1 coach in any sport...? If I were the Penn State Sports Information Director, I wouldn't put his record or lack of coaching credentials on the web site either.

shelfit
03-18-2017, 10:38 AM
Did a little searching. Looks like Brandwene's record at Penn State is 49-111-20. Plummeting elevator ride to 100+ losses. This might be a record for the fastest trip to 100 losses by any D1 coach in any sport...? If I were the Penn State Sports Information Director, I wouldn't put his record or lack of coaching credentials on the web site either.

Ouch. I suppose in his bio they could have put, "Was hired by his bestest buddy instead of because of his vast experience in women's hockey, so if this doesn't work out it's not really his fault." Hehehe. ;)

ZedLeppelin
03-18-2017, 12:47 PM
Ouch. I suppose in his bio they could have put, "Was hired by his bestest buddy instead of because of his vast experience in women's hockey, so if this doesn't work out it's not really his fault." Hehehe. ;)

That was pretty much the consensus opinion when Penn State hired Brandwene. "Josh who? Oh, he played on the Penn State club team 25 years ago when Battista was his coach - okay, got it". Look at the men's side for comparison, and what Penn State got with Guy Gadowski. It's a world of difference and in a much more difficult conference.

PuckRush
03-23-2017, 05:20 PM
Is there somewhere on the web you are going to see all the openings?