Is he healthy?
Sad day for college hockey, Coach Marshall resigning even though he's been on medical leave of absence. Encouraging everyone to leave well wishes for the coach in his recovery.
Some articles regarding the resignation:
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Is he healthy?
Sad news. Hope he can make a full recovery.
Don't know much about him, but wish him the best. I'm curious what level of coach UConn fans think they'll be able to attract...
Tim Whitehead might be available pretty soon. I hope.
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I don't think any current coach is going to jump on the opportunity, unlike with the Penn State opening; it's not enough of a clear upgrade (UConn's fortunes are likely to be poor in its initial HEA years). Someone's assistant might; realistically, from a mid-tier school like Northeastern or Merrimack. My guess is they're not proceeding with an established 'short list', rather dangling one's bait in the water and see who bites at it.
Last edited by kingdobbs; 01-07-2013 at 04:50 PM.
UConn -- Clarkson
To me, though, the best time to announce a new direction was probably when they announced the upgrade. Which is why I'm banking on the fact that it's a medical issue.
UConn -- Clarkson
All the best to the Coach and his UConn friends. Hope he is ok.
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I am staggered. He did so much for youth hockey. I remember his Monday night clinics for the serious kids back in the D-3 days. He was dead tired from the weekend, you could tell, but still he came out because the kids in the area needed the kind of high level coaching they could get in those clinics.
Just wish he had the chance to take the Huskies into HE for at least a couple of seasons. He did a lot at UConn with very few resources and rules far more restrictive than other non-scholarship programs.
Best of luck, Bruce. We will miss you.
I've wanted him gone for years... All i will say is, not in this way.
When people leave for med reasons that tells me something is very wrong.
As for the UConn job, it depends what they want to spend. I've always said that in its former/current state that it'd be great for a young family oriented coach who wanted stability. Going forward, however, I'm still unsure about UConn's actual commitment to the sport. I expect the next hire to be nothing groundbreaking. I could see Toot... I could see Blaise MacDonald. Blaise has at least 7 kids and I'm sure free UConn educations would be extremely appealing.
We will see. I still think very negative things about Marshall but I'd rather see him fired under conventional terms and not under circumstances which are likely to be very bad.
Personally, I'm hoping its something like non-terminal explosive diarrhea.
I hope that whatever is causing Coach Marshall to resign can be healed so that he can have a good life outside of hockey.
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It would have been nice to see this guy get a shot at coaching in Hockey East after presiding over the program for the length of time that he has.
I feel bad for whomever they hire. It'll be a paycheck job with no real chance of ever doing anything significant on the ice. How long can the next coach reasonably expect to stick around before getting fired for Uconn's upcoming poor record in Hockey East? 5 years give or take?
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