Until this post, I had no idea Moreau was coaching at Niagara. His name stands out in this group, because he 1) DID NOT play NCAA hockey, and 2) DOES NOT have a degree. Guy played OHL hockey, and almost 1000 NHL games.
I have no idea what kind of coach he is, or how good, but it is amazing to see the "must have college degree to coach NCAA hockey requirement" myth exposed.
Burkholder had some success at Niagara, but IMHO, going against the NCAA Country Club rules and hiring an "outsider" like Moreau last year may have been his biggest contribution to that team, and college hockey, in general.
>>>Disclaimer: I am in no way, shape or form saying Burkholder was not a good coach, or that he didn't do great things for Niagara hockey.
If there are others without a degree in the NCAA coaching ranks, I'd be interested (as I'm sure others would) to know.
Says here he was an assistant at Niagara. http://buffalonews.c...u-hockey-staff/
And here that before this year he's never coached before (I guess besides youth hockey somewhere). http://www.hockeydb....y.php?pid=11361
Hack, do you know why the Niagara job is open?