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HawksSk860
03-08-2011, 10:15 AM
Think they already have a replacement lined up? Do they need to form a search committee for this type of thing??

UMLFan
03-08-2011, 10:41 AM
Think they already have a replacement lined up? Do they need to form a search committee for this type of thing??
I'd like to think that they have someone in mind, but yeah, I'm sure there'll be some committee set up.

ScottK
03-08-2011, 10:43 AM
Think they already have a replacement lined up? Do they need to form a search committee for this type of thing??

Since it's a state job, it has to be publicly posted for 14 days before they can actually hire someone.

John_Fuller
03-08-2011, 12:09 PM
Hmmm ... interesting.

What a difference a day make in this town, huh?

jrobes01
03-08-2011, 12:23 PM
Any guesses on who they might bring in if Blaise goes? Craig MacTavish, anyone?

UML
03-08-2011, 12:24 PM
Since it's a state job, it has to be publicly posted for 14 days before they can actually hire someone.
I'll need to get my resume together.

jcarter7669
03-08-2011, 01:01 PM
I'll need to get my resume together.

Hokydad has been polishing his for decades now, you don't have a chance.

HawksSk860
03-08-2011, 02:13 PM
I know one thing -- in the hockey coaching world, being the head coach in the HEA (especially for a school thats marketing hockey the way it is) is a coveted gig. UML should have some quality candidates to consider.

Patman
03-08-2011, 02:21 PM
Since it's a state job, it has to be publicly posted for 14 days before they can actually hire someone.

you still have to go through the motions even if you have somebody in mind... I don't know if this would apply here, but i know that one of the Alaskan schools had a problem when a former D-1 coach put in for a job that the school tried to fill with a Canadian... I don't know if that could ever happen here... but those public job requirements and process still needs to occur.

snipeshow10
03-08-2011, 02:33 PM
There have been rumblings that a former Lowell Grad who is now coaching D3 could be the frontrunner.

bottomdweller
03-08-2011, 02:50 PM
There have been rumblings that a former Lowell Grad who is now coaching D3 could be the frontrunner.

Yeah, Norm Bazin's name has been tossed out there. So have a couple of former assistants. Kenny Rausch I guess is working with the USA Hockey, Chris McKenzie is up at Niagra with their women's team. Bazin is at Hamilton College. You also might be able to pry Shawn McEachern out of the prep school he's coaching at. They just need someone who can inspire the players and can recruit the hell out of young kids.

jcarter7669
03-08-2011, 02:55 PM
Just hope Lowell doesn't end Timmay1 or Timmay2 when PC and UMO unload them.

Gainzo
03-08-2011, 03:10 PM
I'd like to think that they have someone in mind, but yeah, I'm sure there'll be some committee set up.

Lets do it mate. I was a ULowell/UML guy (class of '94....Go Chiefs!) and you bleed River hawk hockey.

Votes for the Monty (HC) and Steven (AHC) ticket will be appreciated. Poll? lol

HawksSk860
03-08-2011, 05:56 PM
Nice article on old friend Nick Schaus if it hasn't already been posted:

http://www.telegram.com/article/20110303/COLUMN35/103030863

leswp1
03-08-2011, 06:58 PM
Seems as if they have a new strategy as far as meeting with folks at the end of the yr and giving judgement. Either that or they did it before and no one knew. I know they do evaluate at the end of every contract. If they do decide to make a change they are well positioned to interview, look into things. If they do decide to change it gives both Blaise and the school time to get in good position to do something. The coach's convention isn't for a bit. I know they need to post. They need to interview at least a few unless there aren't any applicants (ha, fat chance).

Not really in the know but I couldn't see McEachern doing it. He has a family and they get a pretty sweet deal for their education where he is. He would never be able to make up the difference if he came here. Mac (MacKenzie) has family where he is and roots in that community. Both would be great tho. Normy would be way cool. He was great as far as alumni contacts and support when he was here. He is a quality guy.

We might be a cool gig but we still don't have a huge financial commitment to match the other schools. Zoo Mass has a budget how many times bigger? You can be an absolute whizz bang place but money does influence recruiting kids and coaches.

Patman
03-08-2011, 07:58 PM
We might be a cool gig but we still don't have a huge financial commitment to match the other schools.

Excuse me, but I believe Blaise makes the money that I MAY only see when I reach 60. We'll find PLENTY of quality applicants.

leswp1
03-08-2011, 08:13 PM
Excuse me, but I believe Blaise makes the money that I MAY only see when I reach 60. We'll find PLENTY of quality applicants.You ain't a DI hockey coach. He isn't close to the max offered. Just because you aren't in a career that pays ridiculous amounts of money doesn't mean that the money we offer will bring in elite candidates

Patman
03-08-2011, 08:37 PM
You ain't a DI hockey coach. He isn't close to the max offered. Just because you aren't in a career that pays ridiculous amounts of money doesn't mean that the money we offer will bring in elite candidates

no, but we'll bring in people looking for a good solid job which may take them further... if that's what we are then that's what we are... we won't take away Michigan State's next coach... but if we can catch a rising star then we'll rise. Nobody is just going to sit there and say "I'm making X as an assistant, I think I'll pass."

edit: and considering how often hockey jobs don't turn over i think we'll find somebody.

jrobes01
03-08-2011, 08:49 PM
I don't know what head coaches at private Hockey East schools make. That information isn't publicly available and most schools don't really comment on it. That said, public institutions, including state universities, are required by law in most states to list the salaries of all employees. Let's compare..

Blaise MacDonald - $177,538.66 (2008)
http://www.bostonherald.com/projects/payroll/massachusetts/last_name.ASC/UMS/macdonald

Don Cahoon (Amherst) - $216,987.37 (2008)
http://www.bostonherald.com/projects/payroll/massachusetts/last_name.ASC/UMS/cahoon

Dick Umile (UNH) - $382,299.85 (2009)
http://www.unionleader.com/uploads/media-items/2009/January/2008USNHsalaries.pdf

Tim Whitehead (Maine) - $224,480 (2008)
http://www.maineopengov.org/Payroll/StatePayrollSearch/tabid/63/Default.aspx?BRANCHID=11

Kevin Sneddon (Vermont) - $170,000 (2010)
Couldn't find a public employee record anywhere online..but found this.. It seems to be reliable..
http://www.unitedstaff.us/2010/04/21/salary-freeze-for-top-uvm-administration/

leswp1
03-08-2011, 09:03 PM
no, but we'll bring in people looking for a good solid job which may take them further... if that's what we are then that's what we are... we won't take away Michigan State's next coach... but if we can catch a rising star then we'll rise. Nobody is just going to sit there and say "I'm making X as an assistant, I think I'll pass."

edit: and considering how often hockey jobs don't turn over i think we'll find somebody.This makes my point. Didn't say that the person wouldn't be good, just not an elite coach at the moment.