Thursday, September 02, 2010

News & Notes From Around PioNation

Coach Gwozdecky continues to see former players and coaches earn full time positions in the coaching profession. The Omaha Lancers (USHL) announced that Michael Zucker will join the Lancers as an Assistant Coach. Zucker spent each of the last two seasons as an Assistant Coach at the University of Denver.
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The University of Alabama-Huntsville made it official and announced the hiring DU alum Gavin Morgan as an assistant coach, rounding out incoming head coach Chris Luongo’s staff. Morgan, a former University of Denver forward, played 11 years in the pros before turning to coaching with the Chargers.
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DU had fared really well in recent seasons in the Director's Cup, thanks in large part to successes in Skiing, Men's Ice Hockey and Women's Golf. But that may soon change as the NCAA is going to a new formula with corporate sponsor Capital One announcing creation of the Capital One Cup, which will be awarded to best all-around men's and women's Division I programs. Standings will be released at the end of the fall, winter and spring seasons, with the overall winners announced in July at the ESPY Awards.

Points will be awarded in 13 men's sports and 13 women's sports. Schools will earn points, much like a track meet, for finishing among the nation's top 10 in NCAA championships and media polls. Sports like football, basketball and baseball will be more heavily weighted.

14 comments:

puck swami said...

DU will be virtually worthless in the new Capital One rankings. Hockey is now a fourth tier sport, and skiing is not rated at all. Under the old system, you got equal points for all sports.

Anonymous said...

DU? Worthless? imagine that :)

Twister said...

I'm assuming this is a step up for Zucker--wasn't he a volunteer on the DU staff?

Anonymous said...

He was paid in kind. HJ's from Gowz.

Anonymous said...

Narnarnar....nar

Frickin' hilarious, ye are

(shrivel-dick)

Anonymous said...

Terry gives the best HJ's. He's usually at Taco Bell on Fridays!!!

Anonymous said...

So, any speculation as to whether Micheals's spot will be filled? I'd tend to think that given Steve's recent promotion, and budgetary considerations - they won't be bringing another person in. Between Coach, Steve, both Daves and Derek.... there's plenty of leadership to go around.

dggoddard said...

There's always someone who wants to learn the ropes and get "DU" on the resume. Its an unpaid position and the volunteer assistant doesn't travel with the team so there's very little expense from DU's perspective.

I'll guess someone will take the position.

du78 said...

Gavin Morgan had accepted the job then he was offered the paid assistants job at UAH and took it. I am sure they will get another volunteer to take the job.

puck swami said...

Steven Palmer will serve as DU's volunteer assistant coach in 2010-11. Palmer joins the program after playing professionally for 13 seasons overseas. He ended his hockey career after the 2008-09 season with EV Duisburg and Kassel of the German Elite League. Palmer tallied 131 points in four collegiate seasons at Clarkson from 1992-96.

Anonymous said...

ooooooh.....german elite league, impressive stuff.

Anonymous said...

http://insidecollegehockey.com/inch/2010/09/03/murray

DU is so f***ed this season.

Anonymous said...

oooooh..... your pecker is an inny and not an outy....

Anonymous said...

Good write-up about the Shore family with most of the emphasis on Nick.

http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/34927-Prospect-Watch-The-Shore-Family.html