MacEwan University Griffins Announces Coaching Changes for 2012-13 Season

Mon, Apr 16 2012
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MacEwan University Athletics announced today that men's basketball head coach Peter Guarasci has resigned and men’s hockey head coach Jamie Langley’s contract will not be renewed for the 2012-2013 season.

"The Griffins would like to thank Peter Guarasci for his service to the department over the past year and wish him well in his new position at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan," said Ken Schildroth, Manager of Athletics. Guarasci led the Griffins to a 9-11 regular season record and playoff victories over Lethbridge and Lakeland before losing to Red Deer and NAIT and a fourth place finish in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Final Four tournament.

The Manager of Athletics, Ken Schildroth, with 20 years of high performance coaching experience in men's basketball will be the interim head coach.

MacEwan University Griffins also announced they would not be renewing the contract of men’s hockey head coach Jamie Langley for the 2012-13 season. Langley was coming off a 8-18-1-1 record this year and his first playoff appearance as head coach of the Griffins. Langley was selected by his peers as the 2012-13 Coach of the Year for the ACAC.

Langley’s overall record during his four seasons as a head coach was 23-80-2-3. He started with the Griffins in 2007-2008 when he was an assistant coach for the majority of the season, until taking over down the stretch for a squad that eventually lost in the championship final.

"The Griffins would like to thank Jamie Langley for his service to the MacEwan Athletics and his dedication and efforts to develop our hockey team on and off the ice," commented Schildroth.

The University will be conducting a search for an appropriate candidate in the near future.

For more information please contact Ken Schildroth, Manager of Athletics, MacEwan University.