Northland’s Assistant Director of Athletics & Head Hockey Coach Dan Huntley has resigned to become Director of Athletics at the University of Texas-Brownsville. Huntley had a five year tenure at Northland.
“Dan Huntley served Northland College exceptionally well, he cared deeply about his team and the hockey program, he also was a tremendous administrator, which made him an obvious choice as Northland’s first Assistant Director of Athletics,” said Steve Wammer, Northland’s Athletic Director. “The University of Texas-Brownsville is looking for someone to lead them as they advance and expand their athletic program; they couldn’t have chosen a more qualified candidate than Dan Huntley, I am confident he will do an outstanding job there. Northland will miss his leadership, professionalism, and dedication, not only to the hockey team, but to the athletic department and college.”
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to coach hockey the past 15 years and last five, at Northland College. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing a role in the development and in building relationships with all of the players I have been associated with. They will always have a special place in my heart. I wish the current players at Northland College the very best and hope for more success in the coming years,” said Huntley. “I am very excited to take on the leadership role of Director of Athletics at UTB and in helping their athletic department as it takes on new challenges.
“In our five years in Ashland and at Northland College, we were able to make some wonderful and lasting friendships and participate in great organizations with our children. Those two things have made this decision to leave very hard. I am very appreciative of the opportunities, outside of hockey, that were offered to me during my employment at Northland College. They have had a great influence on my professional development and in receiving the opportunity to become the Director of Athletics at UTB.”
Northland will announce plans for hiring a new coach in the near future according to Wammer.