College Hockey:
Merrimack AD placed on paid leave due to ‘personnel matter’

According to a report in the Eagle-Tribune, Merrimack athletic director Glenn Hofmann was placed on paid leave Monday, but school officials won’t say why.

Hofmann was hired by the college three years ago and refused to answer questions when approached at his North Andover home last night by the paper.

College spokesman Jeffrey Doggett would only tell the paper that Hofmann’s leave was a “personnel matter.”

In the July 4 Eagle-Tribune, it was reported that Merrimack had hired an outside firm, Bingham McCutchen LLP, to investigate the matter with Hofmann, but Doggett said that the investigation does not involve any police department or the district attorney’s office at this time.

Doggett also declined to specify who brought the issue being investigated to the college administration’s attention.

Hofmann’s wife, Suzanne, works for Merrimack in the communications and marketing department, but Doggett declined to say whether she is also on paid leave.

Glenn Hofmann, who oversees 22 sports teams at Merrimack, including the nationally-ranked men’s hockey team, served as associate athletics director at Niagara from 2005 until his hiring at Merrimack in February 2009.

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  • SaveTheWCHA

    I thought only North Dakota pays their players to leave.

    Who wouldn’t want to leave Grand Forks.

    The last place on earth.

    • B.D.

      Please stay topical.
      The story regarding the Merrimack AD has nothing to do with North Dakota.
      The story regarding the Merrimack AD has nothing to do with the WCHA.

  • GoodLuckFaison

    Brian Faison AD at North Dakota might consider this AD position at Merimack. He would move the Merimack hockey program from Hockey East to NCHC. He might even get a good tv deal for Merimack so fans within two hours can’t watch the team play on tv, anymore.

    Also, Merimack fans can enjoy watching their team play at the Target Center against Western Michigan University in front of many knowledgable basketball fans on the Mississippii River in Minnesota.

    If that doesn’t thrill the Merimack fans enough by playing in the. NCHC, not able to see your team play on tv because you live within two hours, and playing at the Target Center.

    Merimack can look forward to playing for the most converted trophy in all of college hockey in the NCHC championship game the one and only Bruce McLeod Trophy.

    I wish Brian Faison luck in his new job and Merrimack as they join the NCHC.

    • B.D.

      Please stay topical.
      The story regarding the Merrimack AD has nothing to do with North Dakota.
      If you want to endlessly post diatribes against UND, please ask the USCHO editors to post a “Open Comments” page for thie purpose.
      Until then, try to stay classy…okay?

  • Homeboy

    Did I miss something.

  • LikeMindedLeftover

    How much did B.D. get paid?

    • B.D.


  • Like-mindedYooper

    Did Brian Faison contact Chris Peters.

    I can’t find the article he wrote about the NCHC not having name recognition.

    • B.D.

      And tis involves Merrimack how?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Bags/100002880452666 Joe Bags

    No way Merrimack leaves HE, obe the best in all of hockey over the last 10 years or so. I am wonding if there were NCAA violations commited?

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