Colorado Faculty has employed a brand new head coach after parting methods with former head coach Mike Haviland earlier this spring. On Wednesday, the Tigers introduced that Michigan assistant coach Kris Mayotte will take over as head coach at Colorado Faculty.
Mayotte, who simply turned 38 this 12 months, is comparatively younger rent, however thought of one of many prime up-and-coming younger coaches within the faculty sport. Mayotte had stints as an assistant at St. Lawrence and Windfall earlier than becoming a member of the Wolverines for the previous two seasons. He has additionally been a fixture with the US Nationwide Junior program, serving to assistant coach the U20s to gold medals in 2017 and 2020, in addition to a bronze in 2018.
He holds a repute as a superb recruiter and an excellent coach on the defensive finish of the ice, specializing in teaching goaltending and penalty kill. He’ll face a tricky problem in turning across the fortunes at Colorado Faculty. The Tigers have struggled to maintain up with their NCHC counterparts on the recruiting path lately and because of this, have turn out to be a fixture within the backside half of the league.
Colorado Faculty has not appeared within the NCAA Match since 2011. Now, with a well-connected coach and a brand new on-campus area set to open subsequent season, they’ll look to return this system to the success they’d within the early 2000s.