The CHN reports that UNO assistant Doc
DelCastillo replaces former head coach and Alaska-Fairbanks Alumnus Tavis MacMillan, who, after three seasons, amassed an overall record of 46-54-15 with the Nanooks. During his tenure, MacMillan guided the Nanooks to nine CCHA playoff victories, three first-round road playoff series wins, and wins against three #1 ranked teams – including a memorable series against Minnesota in 2005, where UAF defeated and tied the #1 Golden Gophers in consecutive nights at Mariucci Arena.
MacMillan resigned from
Before coaching at UNO, DelCastillo was a head coach in the USHL for three seasons, and also was an assistant at
Alaska AD Forrest Karr noted that DelCastillo, who was a finalist for the head coaching job at Alabama-Huntsville, was hired in part because of his recruiting prowess and his “… history of elevating some Division I programs that are within Division II athletic departments.”
DelCastillo beat out
For more information regarding the new hire in Fairbanks, visit Eric Carlson’s “Alaska Nanooks Hockey” Blog.
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