Baldarotta retires, Cranfield takes over behind Cortland bench

Cortland head coach Joe Baldarotta has announced his retirement and associate director of athletics Tom Cranfield will coach the Red Dragons in 2013-14 while still assuming his administrative duties.

Cranfield previously coached the team from 2001-07.

Baldarotta coached six seasons at Cortland from 2007-13 and led the squad to the 2008 SUNYAC playoffs. His overall coaching record of 310-266-49 includes a 265-171-38 mark at Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 1991-2007.

Prior to Cortland, Cranfield served as head hockey coach and taught physical education at Northfield Mount Hermon Prep School in Massachusetts from 1995-2001. He was also an assistant coach at Cortland for two seasons from 1993-95.

A standout defenseman at Cortland from 1989-93, Cranfield is the school’s career assist leader (73) and ranks 12th in overall scoring with 93 points.