UMass Search Continues
Pearl Joins Pecknold in Turning Down Offers
CHN Staff Report
The Massachusetts head coaching search continues, after two current head coaches turned down the school.
UMass has been looking since 12-year head coach Don Cahoon announced his resignation last month. According to CHN sources, Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold was offered the job and was thought ready to accept, before Quinnipiac convinced him to stay. Meanwhile, USHR has reported that Holy Cross coach Paul Pearl was also offered the position, but decided to stay where he is.
USHR has also reported that Boston College assistant Mike Cavanaugh has taken himself out of the running because he was "frustrated with the process."
Another presumed candidate, former Maine all-American Jim Montgomery, recently signed a new contract with his USHL team, Dubuque, removing him from the running.
Emerging as a new possibility is Red Gendron, a former assistant at UMass and a current assistant at Yale. He is believed to be the favorite of recent players.