Thursday, May 15, 2008

Schueller Hired By St. John's

Bowling Green assistant coach Doug Schueller will be the next head coach at D-III St. John's.

Schueller is originally from Minnesota, and was once recruited by legendary St. John's coach John Harrington, before choosing to play at Bowling Green. Schueller began coaching at Bowling Green in 2006, and helped turn that program around by drawing a number of quality players from the USHL.


Anonymous said...

"...legendary St. John's coach John Harrington..."

HAHAHAHAHAHA, what made him so legendary? He didn't do anything with the players and the only reason people look up to him is because he was on the 1980 olympic team. His coaching style was full of politics, if the player kissed a** enough they'd see the ice. He's the most overrated coach in college hockey...or should I say "was."

gofalcons said...

11 winning seasons and a career coahing record of 241-142-31 doesn't sound so overrated.

What exactly was he supposed to "do with the players"? Groom them for the NHL? It's D-III, for crying out loud!

Anonymous said...

go falcons: why don't you ask the majority of st. johns players opinions before you speak? i've known 15 players very well and everyone says he gives what his top kissa** wants.

i've said it before and i'll say it again, john harrington is the most overrated coach there *was* in college hockey. also, if he didn't have a "winning" record he wouldn't be overrated, he'd be marginal.

Anonymous said...


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Anonymous said...

Legendary is certainly a stretch. He did have a long very good career at St. John's. I wish him the best.

Anonymous said...

Harrington is certainly better than Sandelin. Harry should have been the UMD head coach. Sandy is below average behind the bench.

Anonymous said...

Care to name some of these players or are you going to accuse without any evidence?

Anonymous said...

Harrington is a legend relative to St. John's. Hockey at St. John's was a joke. Seven winning seasons in 35 years before Harrington took over. They hadn't won the MIAC since 1950. The Johnnies posted a winning record in Harrington's first season and made the NCAA semifinals after only four years with John. Harrington won five regular season titles in 15 years and four playoff titles. Before Harrington, SJU won two titles in 60 years.

I know a hell of a lot more than 15 former players. Harrington's style is keep your mouth shut, work hard and good things will happen. It doesn't sit well with today's over-praised youth. You can call it kissing ass, but some of us consider it respect.