Scoop: Bruce Marshall has stepped down as the UConn men's hockey coach after 25 seasons behind the bench.
Significance: Marshall had been on medical leave since Nov. 6. He was 12th among active coaches in career wins and was UConn's all-time winningest coach. He was instrumental in securing UConn's move to Hockey East for the 2014-15 season.
Story: After 25 seasons and 337 wins, Bruce Marshall has stepped down as the head coach of UConn men's ice hockey.
Marshall, a 1985 graduate of UConn, was the co-captain of the 1984-85 team, a four-time letterwinner, and an assistant coach during the 1985-86 season before becoming the head coach in 1988.
Marshall said on Monday that he decided to resign during the past two months while he has been on medical leave. He says the decision is in the best interest of himself, his family and the UConn men's hockey program.
"I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of the program during my time as a Husky and I wish nothing but success for the team as it continues to make the exciting transition to Hockey East for the 2014-15 season," Marshall said.
Assistant Coach David Berard has been the interim head coach since Marshall's leave began on Nov. 6. He will continue to serve in that role until the end of the season, when a national search for a new coach will take place. Whether Berard is under consideration for the job is unknown and may depend on the team's performance the rest of the season.
Prior to Marshall's medical leave, the Huskies were 0-4-1, with their best result coming in the form of a shocking 2-2 tie against No. 8 Union in Storrs. Since Berard took over, UConn is 7-4-1.
The Huskies have 17 games left, 16 in the Atlantic Hockey Association, and will return to the ice on Jan. 11 against Robert Morris.