Former Hobey Baker Winner Leaves WMU Post

Bill Watson, for the last three seasons an assistant hockey coach at Western Michigan, is departing his position, the school announced.

“At this time, I feel it’s best to explore other options around hockey and outside the sport. The time I’ve spent here at Western has been invaluable and I look forward to putting the experience to good use down the road,” said Watson.

“We are sorry to see Bill go; he has provided tremendous support to our program the past few seasons,” said Bronco head coach Bill Wilkinson.

Watson, the 1985 recipient of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award while with Minnesota-Duluth, played four years with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. He served four seasons as head coach at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, and is also a member of the Minnesota-Duluth athletic hall of fame.