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Confirmation of the departure of Colby coach Jim Tortorella

Nothing official from UNH yet on Colby head coach Jim Tortorella becoming an assistant men’s hockey coach at D1 UNH but it is now official that he is leaving Colby as per this advertisement on the American Coaches Hockey Association website for a new head hockey coach for Colby, with the expectation of having a new head coach in place by Oct. 10:


The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks a full-time head coach of men’s ice hockey, beginning October 10, 2011. This is an adjunct faculty position with benefits. The head coach is responsible for the direction, instruction, supervision, and coaching of the men’s ice hockey program. Responsibilities also include the overall administration of the program including budget, equipment and travel. The recruitment of student-athletes is also required. A secondary responsibility within the Department of Athletics will be added depending on the qualifications of the applicant.

Colby is a highly selective private liberal arts college of 1800 students located in central Maine. The college is an NCAA Division III institution and is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. The candidate should have successful experience as a head coach or substantial experience as an assistant coach. Previous coaching and recruiting experience on the college level is desirable.

A complete application includes a cover letter, resume and three written letters of professional reference. To apply, please send material electronically to mkzalot@colby.edu, attention: Marcella Zalot, Harold Alfond Director of Athletics, Colby College, 4900 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME 04901. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups.

For more information about the College, please see the Colby web page at: http://www.colby.edu

Posted on 08/25/11 (List until 09/25/2011)


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