WVU Ice Hockey announces new ACHA D1 Coaching Staff
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WVU Ice Hockey General Manager Terry Jarrett announces new Mountaineer D1 head coach Paul Taibi. Coach Taibi is a WVU graduate and USA Hockey level 5 coach with two decades of successful head coaching experience including two years ACHA D1, three years of Junior A and B, one PA AAA state championship, and two AAA Penguins Cup championships. Paul’s assistant coaching staff includes Steve Wheeler and Mark Brossman. Steve is a past junior player from Brockville, Canada and current Associate Professor/Associate Chair, Occupational Therapy, at the WVU School of Medicine. Steve has a USA Hockey Level 4 coaching certification and his coaching experience includes Pittsburgh area elite youth travel teams and the Morgantown Blades youth hockey program. Mark is an ex-WVU player and WVU hockey Hall of Famer. Paul and his staff represent the future of WVU hockey and will provide the experience and stability to build a nationally recognized ACHA D1 hockey program.
In addition to the new coaching staff, WVU Ice Hockey announces that Tim Bosack is re-joining the Mountaineer family as Assistant Director of Recruiting. Tim and Director of Recruiting Shawn Dorsey are already building the talent necessary to support a top tier ACHA program. Tim will also be serving as our first Director of Fundraising. Tim is a successful Pittsburgh based business owner and past WVU D1 player. Tim joins Shawn, Tony Attanucci (Strength & Conditioning Coach), and Zach Sonnefeld (Advisor to Hockey Operations) as key support team members to the new coaching staff.
WVU General Manager Terry Jarrett also extends his sincere thanks to Coach Zack Eckman for accepting the Head Coach position for the 2012-2013 season. Zack’s willingness to step up to the head coaching position on short notice after Coach Sonnefeld left for the Penguins organization was critical to the performance of our young team throughout this season. We wish Zack all the best as he embarks upon his new engineering career. We also want to express our gratitude to Nick Bodnar for his one year of service as Assistant Coach for the D1 team. Both of these past players are dedicated to the program and true Mountaineers!