Jonathan Deptula, who became Wentworth’s interim ice hockey coach on Jan. 30, has been named the Leopards’ head coach.
Deptula became interim coach when Wentworth fired Bill Bowes. He coached the Leopards to the ECAC Northeast tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Wentworth lost to Middlebury in the Division III quarterfinals.
Deptula, 26, becomes Wentworth’s fourth head coach since the team was elevated to varsity standing in 1992. He played hockey at Wentworth for four years, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Management of Technology.
Deptula then became an assistant coach under Bowes. The Leopards reached the ECAC Northeast finals in 2001 and won the conference championship in 2002 and 2003.
“My love for Wentworth and its hockey program is abundant,” said Deptula. “I am hoping that the team and I can continue to achieve great things on and off the ice.”
Deptula is a native of Anchorage, Alaska. During his 94-game career, he scored 23 goals and had 35 assists for 58 points, tied for 12th all-time. He was twice the recipient of the “Leopard Award,” which goes to the team’s unsung hero.
In addition to his coaching duties, Deptula will serve as the department’s strength and conditioning coach, assisting all of Wentworth’s student-athletes with in- and out-of-season conditioning activities.