Tim Ceglarski has resigned as Elmira’s head coach after an eight-year stint that included four NCAA tournament appearances and two trips to the Division III Frozen Four.
The resignation of Ceglarski, a former Boston College skater who played for his father, Len, is effective at the end of the academic year.
“I’m leaving with a heavy heart because Elmira College hockey is very special to me,” an emotional Ceglarski said in an interview aired on WENY-TV. “At the same time, I’m leaving with my head held high that we did a pretty good job here.”
Ceglarski was an assistant coach at Elmira for four years before taking over in the top role in 2001.
As a head coach, he had a 125-72-21 record and won the ECAC West title twice.
The Soaring Eagles were 16-8-3 last season and lost to eventual national champion Neumann in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
“I don’t know if it’s the right time, but it was time for me,” Ceglarski told WENY. “The people at Elmira, the people at Elmira College, everybody in town’s been great.”