Ted Russell has been named the new head coach of the Lebanon Valley men’s ice hockey team. Russell replaces interim head coach Howard Hutton, who has led the Flying Dutchmen since former head coach Al MacCormack resigned last December, and becomes the third head coach in the team’s history.
The appointment of a new coach follows on the heals of the announcement by school president Stephen MacDonald on March 1 rededicating support for the team.
Russell served as an assistant coach for Lebanon Valley from 2001-2006, including the team’s most successful seasons as members of the ECAC Northeast.
“I am very excited to return to Lebanon Valley College,” said Russell. “I look forward to the challenge of leading the ice hockey program back to the level of success it has achieved in the past. Although this may not happen overnight, I am willing to put in the time and commitment that is necessary.”
Russell played collegiate hockey at the University of New Hampshire and also played six seasons professionally in the ECHL and British National League.