Gwozdecky tells newspaper he’s no longer a candidate at Alabama-Huntsville

George Gwozdecky interviewed at Alabama-Huntsville and said he was impressed with what the school has to offer, but he told the Wisconsin State Journal that he’s no longer a candidate for the head coaching job there.

Gwozdecky, a two-time national championship-winning coach who was fired as Denver’s coach on April 1, met with Chargers athletic director E.J. Brophy in Huntsville on Wednesday.

“The way my career has evolved, it wasn’t the right fit,” Gwozdecky told the newspaper.

Alabama-Huntsville is the only Division I men’s hockey program that still needs to fill a head coaching vacancy this offseason.

Kurt Kleinendorst resigned in late May to pursue professional coaching opportunities.

Gwozdecky told the Wisconsin State Journal that his talks with Alabama-Huntsville were on budgets and facilities and never got to contract negotiations.

He said he would like another coaching opportunity.