Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Doc on Thin Ice

Alaska beat writer Danny Martin wrote an article discussing head coach Doc DelCastillo's tenuous future in Fairbanks.

The meat of the article came from vice chancellor for university advancement Jake Poole who said:
“To be honest with you, we’re talking about all the different options, so nothing has been decided. So, we’re waiting to talk some more with Doc over the next couple of days. This is the time of year that we’re talking to everybody.

“We’re going to figure out if there’s going to be a continuation or an extension.”
It doesn't sound like any decisions have been made yet, but that's not exactly a ringing endorsement.

It sounds like some of the players on the current team weren't particularly pleased with DelCastillo's coaching style and didn't appreciate their lame duck status on the team, with an entire new cast of players lined up to join the team.

Normally, I'd say this kind of publicity could hurt future recruiting, but Alaska could probably go 5 years without recruiting another player and they'd be ok.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fairbanks fans on the USCHO are saying that the equipment manager is quitting if Doc is retained, and that the players are threatening a complete walk out.

They say Doc's has been quite verbally abusive to his players.

Jason Smith said...

I just looked at the recruits after I read your article and my god is this guy nuts? He has a goofy picture aswell on the school website.

Anonymous said...

USHR has reported that Doc is out.

They haven't given a reason and due to the number of rumors out there, are waiting until its released.