Monday, August 22, 2011

UNH Reportedly Will Hire Jim Tortorella

Two sources - U.S. Hockey Report and Judd Brackett (Scout for the Vancouver Canucks) - have reported that UNH plans to announce the hiring of Jim Tortorella as the new member of Coach Umile's coaching staff. USHR has a very informative article on Coach Tortorella's background and connections to UNH Hockey. In brief, Tortorella has been the successful Head Coach at Colby College (NCAA Division III) for the past 16 years. Following a playing career as a standout goalie at Concord-Carlisle High School and the University of Maine, Tortorella began his coaching career as a high school coach in Brunswick then Augusta, Maine. In 1993 and 1994, he was an Assistant to Coach Umile at UNH. At Colby College, he was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference's Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2008. His older brother is John Tortorella, Head Coach of the New York Rangers.


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