Alaska-Anchorage to introduce six finalists for head coach job in open public forum

The six finalists for the Alaska-Anchorage head coaching position were announced Monday by the school. will come to Anchorage for on-campus interviews. That announcement was made today by UAA Vice Chancellor Dr. William Spindle.

Those finalists include original finalists Chris Brown (Augsburg head coach) and Michael Corbett (Air Force associate head coach), along with new candidates Ron Fogarty (Adrian head coach), Kevin Hartzell (former coach of USHL’s St. Paul Vulcans and Sioux Falls Stampede), Dave Peters (Dartmouth associate coach) and Matthew Thomas (head coach of ECHL’s Stockton Thunder) that applied during the supplemental search process.

Two of the original four finalists, Michigan Tech assistant coach Damon Whitten and Utica head coach Gary Heenan, withdrew from consideration.

According to Heenan, the “timing wasn’t right.”

“At this time, home for me is Utica,” Heenan said to the Utica Observer-Dispatch. “I will be behind the bench at Utica College next year, for sure.”

All six candidates will be introduced to the public via open forums this month.