Defending national champion Boston University has elevated Mike Bavis to associate head coach and added former Bowling Green and Rensselaer coach Buddy Powers as an assistant.
Bavis, entering his 12th season with the Terriers, takes over a spot vacated when David Quinn moved to head the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.
Bavis, Powers and BU coach Jack Parker all graduated from prep hockey powerhouse Catholic Memorial in West Roxbury, Mass. Powers also played at BU.
“I’m proud to announce Mike’s well-deserved promotion and welcome Buddy back to BU,” Parker said in a news release.
Bavis played for the Terriers from 1989 to 1993, then joined the staff in 1998.
“Mike has been a dedicated assistant for more than a decade and took great pride in helping his alma mater earn another national championship,” Parker said. “During his time here, he has recruited some great players to our program and coached others to become great players.”
Powers was working as the director of the BGSU Ice Arena and a TV analyst at Bowling Green, where he was head coach from 1994 to 2002.
He coached Rensselaer from 1989 to 1994 following a season at RIT.
“For Buddy, it’s kind of come full circle, and I’m certainly looking forward to having another former player return to BU,” Parker said. “I think highly of him as both a coach and as a person and his head-coaching experience in two of the nation’s best conferences [CCHA, ECACHL] speaks for itself.”