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UConn's Marshall Taking Indefinite Leave

CHN Staff Report

STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut head coach Bruce Marshall will take a personal medical leave of absence effective immediately, the school said in a statement today.

UConn assistant coach David Berard will assume Marshall’s responsibilities during his absence.

According ot the statement, "The University or Marshall will have no further comment on this matter."

Marshall, who played at UConn until 1985, took over as head coach in 1988-89, when the program was still playing in Division III. It moved to the new MAAC in 1998-99, and was there when it turned into Atlantic Hockey in 2003-04.

Berard was an assistant coach at Providence, his alma mater, for 14 years before new head coach Nate Leaman decided to change the staff when he was hired prior to last season. Berard was then brought in by Marshall.

Berard graduated Providence in 1992. His first coaching job was at Division III Colby with Scott Borek. When Borek was named head coach at Lake Superior State, Berard went with him for two seasons, before eventually returning to Providence under Paul Pooley, and later under Tim Army.

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