BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — One-time Bowling Green all-American Scott Paluch was named the school’s fifth head coach today.
Paluch is the associate head coach at Boston College, where he has been on the staff for the past eight years. Two years ago, he interviewed for the vacant Princeton job.
“BGSU has a tremendous history in the sport and Scott is the first product of that history to come back and guide the program,” said school athletic director Paul Krebs. “His passion for Falcon hockey is genuine and will be clearly evident.”
Paluch, 36, was an assistant coach at Bowling Green under Jerry York from 1990-94, and then followed York to Boston College when York took over that program in 1994.
Paluch was a defenseman at Bowling Green from 1984-88. He was named an All-American in 1988.
Paluch replaces Buddy Powers, who was fired last month after a fifth-straight losing season.
Paluch was a first-team all-American as a senior at BGSU, and he played professionally in the St. Louis Blues organization before entering the coaching ranks.
The Toledo Blade reported on Saturday that athletics director Paul Krebs was deciding between Paluch and Ohio State assistant coach Casey Jones.