BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo State has announced Jim Fowler will step down as head men’s hockey coach effective immediately. He will remain on the athletics department staff as the ice arena manager and assume additional administrative responsibilities in facilities operations.
Fowler was just the second coach in the program’s 12-year history, assuming control prior to the 1996-97 season. He led the Bengals to the school’s first-ever SUNYAC playoff appearance in 2000-01 and amassed a 52-133-13 record at Buffalo State.
A search to hire a new part-time head coach will begin immediately.
This becomes the second coaching vacancy in the SUNYAC this offseason. Brian Hills stepped down at Geneseo in June to take a position as an assistant coach at RIT.