Connecticut head coach Marshall resigns, says ‘in the best interest for myself’

Connecticut head coach Bruce Marshall, the all-time winningest coach in program history with 337 wins, has resigned from his position, effective immediately.

Marshall had been on medical leave since last November.

Assistant coach Dave Berard will continue to serve as the team’s head coach for the remainder of the 2012-13 season and a national search will take place after the season for a permanent head coach.

Marshall, also a 1985 UConn graduate where he captained the Huskies in 1984-85, was in his 25th season as head coach.

“During my time away from the program, I determined that this decision was in the best interest for myself, my family and the UConn men’s ice hockey team,” said Marshall in a statement. “I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of the program during my time as a Husky and I wish nothing but success for the team as it continues to make the exciting transition to Hockey East for the 2014-15 season.”

Marshall won the the Edward Jeremiah College Division National Coach of the Year Award and was named the ECAC Coach of the Year in 1992. He also led  UConn to a MAAC championship in 2000.