EDMONTON, AB – The Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) Thunder regretfully announces the resignation of Dan Glegloff as Head Coach of the Men’s Hockey program after five years at the helm.
Glegloff was hired as the Head Coach of the Men’s Hockey program in the spring of 2014, taking over from outgoing coach Dan Peacocke, where he led the Thunder to the playoffs in each of the last three seasons. Prior to joining CUE, Glegloff played junior hockey in Edmonton, St. Albert and North Bay (Ontario), and coached previously at the South Side Athletic Club. He has been a teacher at St. Thomas More school and their hockey academy since 2007.
In his resignation, Glegloff cited that this was a decision that was in the best interest for his young family, stating “I would like to thank Joel and everyone in the Athletics department for their support during my time at CUE. I would also like to thank the players for their dedication to the hockey program. Though I look forward to spending more time with my family this winter, I will miss working with such a committed group of student-athletes. I wish CUE and the hockey program nothing but success moving forward.”.
In taking over the program, Glegloff was tasked with overhauling the student-athlete recruitment program to increase the competitiveness of the team, along with increasing the academic performance, retention rate and graduation rate of the program.
Team captain Adam Moghrabi described this as a huge loss to the program, saying “Dan worked tirelessly in his time as coach, always going above and beyond for the team. He continually improved the program and created a culture that was built on hard work and consistency. The team appreciates all that he has done for the CUE men’s hockey program.”.
In praise of Coach Glegloff, CUE Director of Athletics and Recreation, Joel Mrak, had this to say: “We are grateful for Dan’s leadership of the program and for everything that he has done to elevate the quality of the hockey team across our department and the ACAC. We asked a lot of him, specifically to narrow the performance gap in the ACAC, along with increasing the academic performance and outcomes of the team, which he was successful and made major strides here. We would like to wish Dan and his family all the best moving forward.”.
The search for a new head coach of the men’s hockey team is currently underway and the position can be found at http://www.gothunder.ca/information/Employment_Opportunities. Coach Glegloff will stay on in the interim to assist in the transition process to the new coach over the summer.