Denver has announced that Joe Howe has been named the program’s new director of hockey operations.
Howe replaces David Tenzer, who tendered his resignation earlier this week after spending 16 seasons with the Pioneers.
Howe was named Denver’s volunteer coach in Sept. 2015 after retiring as a player earlier that summer.
“Joe Howe has proven to be an invaluable member of our staff these last two years and we’re very pleased to be promoting him to the role of director of hockey operations,” said DU coach Jim Montgomery in a statement. “He’s demonstrated a tremendous work ethic and a great knowledge of and passion for college hockey while consistently going above and beyond the call of duty in his role as a volunteer coach for us. We’re excited to have Joe on board full-time as we look to repeat as NCAA champions in 2017-18.”
A three-time WCHA All-Academic Team honoree and a member of the conference’s All-Rookie Team in 2009-10, Howe appeared in 119 career NCAA games with Colorado College from 2009 to 2013, going 54-50-10 while recording a 2.97 GAA and a .905 save percentage.
“I’m looking forward to entering the next phase of my career here at Denver and I’m honored to be a part of such an amazing program and staff,” added Howe. “The last two years as a member of the DU hockey family have been incredible and I’m excited to play an expanded role with the Pioneers moving forward.”