Maine tabs associate coach Corkum as interim head coach

Just one day after firing Tim Whitehead, Maine named associate head coach Bob Corkum interim head coach on Wednesday.

Corkum, a Maine alumnus (1985-89), has been the Black Bears’ associate head coach since 2008.

“Bob Corkum was a great Black Bear and NHL player,” said Maine athletic director Steve Abbott in a statement. “He did a terrific job as an associate head coach and I am confident that he can give us stability during this time of transition.”

Corkum was Maine’s captain in 1988-89, was part of the university’s first three NCAA tournament teams and played in the 1988 and 1989 Frozen Fours.

“I have fond memories of my time here as a player and a coach,” added Corkum. “My mission as coach is to give our student-athletes the same experience I had during my four years here at the University of Maine.”