They are trying to work on properly funding the hockey program. There are those that are basing their expectation on the administrations past mistakes that either won't see it or don't care to see it because all they care about is complaining about literally everything that they do. It's time to let the people that were hired to do a job do their job and focus our energy on building the program up instead of trying to constantly tear it down. It gets really tiring after awhile.
Add in BU has an assistant who while not a direct route to job at BU was a head coach
Also heard it was Barr who pulled out of RPI search (his alma mater) a couple of years ago
Then look at rosters all programs with same head coach have at least one assistant with them for at least 5 years. Pay has to be high enough to keep some continuity in program.
For what it's worth from a long in the tooth observer: To be a successful DI ice hockey coach at a small liberal arts DIII school involves a particular skill set as exemplified by Carvy, Joe Marsh, Wellsy and a few others. I can say with a fair degree of certainty that SLU will not be reaching into the professional ranks, a la MM, for a successor. Lesson learned! Historically we have had great success in many sports - not to mention Presidents- by appointing from within the "SLU family."
You also need support from the administration. In the latter days of Mark Morris, Clarkson had Denny Brown as president. Denny's claim to infamy was that he could not see how a D3 school could support a D1 sports program. He and the Head of Student Affairs(title?), but not the AD (fall guy), ran Mark out of town.
Denny was replaced a few years later by Anthony Collins who supports the student-athlete experience of both D1 and D3. After some bumps, Clarkson appears to be headed for a good fit in D1 men's hockey as a mid major. The women, for now, are a powerhouse.
So Larries, you need the president to be 100% behind the hockey programs and is willing to give the $$$ and oompf necessary to make it one of the better mid major hockey programs while keeping the rest of the D3 programs happy.
(Not sure this link will work)
Link to SLU Athletics page
post from AD is close to top
Hey Slappaahs-just noticed that you miss Tie Domi. Fear not--he's been reincarnated as Naz Kadri.
I would guess Wisconsin would be near the top of the range in salaries to staff. FWIW, in 2018, Tony Granato made $538k, Mark Osiecki made $260k, and Mark Strobel made $192k.