KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Bill Watson, for the last three seasons an assistant hockey coach at Western Michigan, is departing his position, the school announced.
“At this time, I feel it’s best to explore other options around hockey and outside the sport. The time I’ve spent here at Western has been invaluable and I look forward to putting the experience to good use down the road,” said Watson.
“We are sorry to see Bill go; he has provided tremendous support to our program the past few seasons,” said Bronco head coach Bill Wilkinson.
Watson, the 1985 recipient of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award while with Minnesota-Duluth, played four years with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. He served four seasons as head coach at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, and is also a member of the Minnesota-Duluth athletic hall of fame.