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RPI Fires Seth Appert

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Gallery: Michigan at RPI October 24th 2015

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has fired head coach Seth Appert after 11 seasons at the helm of the school’s hockey program.

RPI Athletic Director Lee McElroy announced the school would begin a national search for Appert’s replacement. The school will have to pay some form of buyout on his contract that was good through the 2020-21 season.

"We conduct annual evaluations of our athletic programs and the performance of all our coaches at the end of the season, and we have determined that a change in leadership is necessary," RPI athletic director Lee McElroy said in a statement.

Appert, a 1997 graduate of Ferris State, previously was an assistant coach at Denver. He was 152-221-48 during his tenure as head coach of the Engineers. His teams made just one NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011.