College Hockey:
Davidson makes ‘tough decision,’ steps down as St. Michael’s coach

Chris Davidson has resigned as coach at St. Michael’s, two days after television station WCAX reported the transaction.

The school issued a press release Monday afternoon confirming the news.

“I would like to thank director of athletics Geri Knortz, senior associate director of athletics Zaf Bludevich, St. Michael’s College and its community for a wonderful 16 years,” said Davidson in a statement. “It was a tough decision because St. Michael’s has been so good to my family and me. I wish St. Michael’s and the athletic department the best of luck moving forward.”

Davidson had a 47-79-9 record in five seasons at St. Michael’s, including two Northeast-10 tournament championships. The Purple Knights were 6-18-2 last season.

Davidson previously served as an assistant coach at St. Michael’s for seven years and helped the Purple Knights win ECAC Division II tournaments in 2002 and 2003. He also played at St. Michael’s, captaining the 1999 NCAA Division II tournament champion squad as a senior.

The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.

Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference.

North Dakota 2016 National ChampionsBNY Mellon Wealth Management