Sources: Maine Will Offer Job to Gendron
CHN Staff Report
Maine will offer its vacant head coaching position to Yale associate head coach Dennis "Red' Gendron, according to sources. Gendron was a finalist along with former Ohio State head coach Mark Osiecki.
Gendron just completed his second season at Yale, helping the Bulldogs to the national championship. Prior to that, he spent six years with Massachusetts as an assistant coach and was with the Black Bears as an assistant coach from 1990 to 1993, winning a national title with the Black Bears in 1993; he also earned a master's degree in educational administration from Maine in 1993.
After Maine, Gendron moved to pro hockey, spending 11 seasons with the New Jersey Devils in the capacity of a scout and assistant coach, winning three Stanley Cup rings with the organization in 1995, 2000 and 2003.
The 55-year old will be a first-time collegiate head coach, having previously served as head coach of the Indiana Ice (USHL) in 2004-05 and with the Albany River Rats (AHL) from 2002 to 2004.
Other candidates, according to sources, were interim head coach Bob Corkum, UNH assistant coach Jim Tortorella and New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano.