George Gwozdecky says Huntsville could be a "gem,'' but won't be coaching there. "The way my career has evolved, it wasn't the right fit.''
— Andy Baggot (@AndyBaggotWSJ) June 21, 2013
According to Andy Baggot from the Madison.com, former DU head coach George Gwozdecky is no longer in the running for the UAH head coaching position. This is disappointing, because it would have been interesting to see what a high profile coach like George Gwozdecky would've done with a program like UAH. Given the right support, I do think Huntsville can be a winner in the new look WCHA.
Madison.com -- Gwozdecky had an opportunity to get back into the mix this week, but said Friday he's no longer a candidate for the opening at Alabama-Huntsville, which is the only school among the 59 in NCAA Division I looking for a coach.I do think that Gwozdecky would be an interesting choice for the WCHA Commissioner as well. That would be interesting as well. Thoughts on that?
"The way my career has evolved, it wasn't the right fit,'' Gwozdecky said.
That's not to say the opportunity at the newest Western Collegiate Hockey Association member lacked appeal. He and his wife, Bonnie, flew to Alabama and met with Huntsville athletic director E.J. Brophy this week. The school is looking to replace Kurt Kleinendorst, who resigned last month to pursue opportunities in the pro ranks.
"I was really impressed,'' Gwozdecky said of the school and the city. "It could be a real gem.''