I’m a wee bit blown away:
The University of Alabama in Huntsville Department of Athletics announced today that Kurt Kleinendorst has stepped down from his position as the program’s head hockey coach. Kleinendorst guided the Chargers through the team’s final season as a Division I independent as the program begins play in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in the upcoming 2013-14 year.
“Kurt Kleinendorst has steadied the rough waters during our transition into the WCHA, and we will always be grateful to him for that,” said UAH Director of Athletics Dr. E. J. Brophy. “He has signed nine quality recruits for next fall, and he has done a fantastic job with our program. Now that we have our program on firm footing, we will start the process of identifying the coach who will lead our hockey program into the WCHA.”
Go read the full press release if you like. The rest of it reads as you’d expect.