Post University, located in Waterbury, Connecticut, announced on Monday that the school will add varsity men's and women's hockey programs next year.
The Eagles will compete at the Division II level and look to become the seventh member of the Northeast-10 hockey conference.
Pete Whitney, currently associate head coach at The Gunnery School, has been hired to lead the men's program as their first head coach. Whitney had formerly served as head coach of the ACHA Central Connecticut State hockey program, and as a scout for the Indiana Ice.
The school is currently in the process of searching for a women's head coach.
In a release from the school University President Dr. Don Mroz said:
“I am very excited that our Board of Trustees has approved both men’s and women’s hockey here at Post University. We were very fortunate to hire Pete Whitney as the head coach for our men’s hockey team, and are excited for him to start full time on April 6th. Pete comes with great experience, and we are very fortunate to have hired someone with his knowledge, skill, and expertise. He will begin recruiting immediately with hopes that we can put together a team for the 2015-16 season,”