Former University of Denver coach George Gwozdecky has been hired as the head coach of Valor Christian High School, a parochial prep school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Gwozdecky has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning. Gwozdecky, a 1978 Wisconsin alum, won two NCAA National Championships at DU in 2004 and 2005. Including stints at Miami and Division III Wisconsin-River Falls, Gwozdecky had a career 592-390-85 record as a collegiate head coach.
Could Gwozdecky be waiting for a potential opportunity that could open up at Wisconsin following this season? The Badgers might be looking for a new coach with the way things appear to be heading in Madison. Mike Eaves is definitely more squarely on the hot seat than any other coach in college hockey.
Jeff Cox covers college, junior, high school and prep hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.