Assistant Shuffle Affects Merrimack, New Hampshire
CHN Staff Report
Merrimack has promoted assistant coach Curtis Carr to associate head coach. He fills the spot vacated by Glenn Stewart, who is leaving to take an assistant coach position at New Hampshire, his alma mater. That move is expected to be official shortly.
The New Hampshire spot opened when Jim Tortorella stepped down to pursue a business opportunity outside of hockey.
Carr is entering his fourth season at Merrimack.
"Curtis has had a huge impact on our program in a short time," Merrimack head coach Mark Dennehy said. "His influence has broadened and he has had a hand in every facet of Merrimack Hockey."
A native of Georgetown, Ontario, Carr spent seven seasons as a player and coach for Kent State's club program, where he was a three-time ACHA All-American. Upon graduation in 2003, he was hired as an assistant coach for 2003-04 before being promoted to head coach, where he was an ACHA Coach of the Year finalist after leading the Golden Flashes to the ACHA National Tournament.
Carr is also actively involved with USA Hockey's Select and Developmental camps and serves as a presenter for the USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program.