Clarkson coach Roll relieved of duties

According to a report in the Watertown Daily Times, Clarkson has fired head coach George Roll and assistant coach Greg Drechsel.

“We’ve started our national search,” Clarkson athletic director Steve Yianoukos said to the paper. “We’re very committed to hiring the best possible coach to fit the Clarkson University athletic mold. We are committed to get the best possible person.”

Roll finishes his eight-year stint at Clarkson with a 130-142-33 record. He won one ECAC regular season title and one tournament title and led the Golden Knights to two NCAA Tournament appearances.

The report also speculates former Clarkson assistant coaches Ron Rolston and Casey Jones as well as former Clarkson player Phil Roy, now an assistant at Merrimack, could be in line to replace Roll.

Assistant coach Chris Rogles, who joined the program midway through the 2009-10 season, will remain on staff.