Geneseo has selected Bowling Green assistant Brian Hills to be its new men’s head coach, USCHO has learned.
Hills replaces Paul Duffy, who retired in March after 26 seasons with the Knights.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity at Geneseo,” said Hills, “I hope to be able to elevate the program to the top of the SUNYAC and on to national prominence.”
Hills has spent the last seven seasons as a full-time assistant at BGSU. He was a standout player for the Falcons, ranking second all-time in scoring and was a Hobey Baker finalist his junior and senior seasons.
Hills joins former BGSU teammates Wayne Wilson (RIT) and George Roll (Oswego) as Division III coaches in the Western/Central New York area.
Other finalists for the Geneseo position were former Elmira coach Glenn Thomaris and current Boston College assistant Scott Paluch.
In addition to his coaching duties, Hills will be responsible for the management of Wilson Ice Arena and will serve as the liaison to the Genesee Finger Lakes Youth Hockey organization, a position similar to one he held with the Bowling Green Youth Hockey Association.
“I am looking forward to working with Brian and have great confidence in his abilities to lead our program into this new era of Geneseo hockey,” said school athletic director Marilyn Moore.