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Merrimack Makes Scott Borek Hiring Official; Press Conference Wednesday

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Merrimack made the hiring of Scott Borek official on Monday with a press release; there is an introductory press conference scheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m., which will stream live online.

Here are the quotes from the press release:

Scott Borek: “I am honored to lead the Merrimack College men’s ice hockey program. I am also very appreciative of the trust placed in me by President Hopey and Director of Athletics Jeremy Gibson. The search committee members have accurately, although modestly, presented the tremendous possibilities that surround the program and the College community. I am excited to get started.”

Merrimack President Christopher E. Hopey: “I am confident Scott is a coach who will drive the Merrimack men’s ice hockey team to new levels of excellence. More important, he understands how a great team both reflects and helps shape a campus culture of success. He has long and deep experience working with recruits and players, parents and alumni, faculty and coaches to advance an institution’s vision and values.”

Merrimack AD Jeremy Gibson: “We are very excited to welcome Scott, Jill and their family to Merrimack and for him to serve as the leader of our men’s ice hockey program. Scott quickly emerged as the top candidate in a very talented and deep applicant pool. I have full faith in his ability to recruit outstanding student-athletes, develop leaders and guide our hockey program to a higher level of sustained success.”

Notre Dame Head Coach Jeff Jackson: “Scott is a smart hockey guy, a great recruiter and a tremendous person. I’ve never been around a more personable, positive and passionate guy. He will do a great job for Merrimack College.”

Providence College Head Coach Nate Leaman: “Scott is a tireless worker who has an excellent mind for the game.   He is an effective communicator with the student-athletes and develops long lasting relationships with his players.  His 16 years of experience provide a great base of knowledge for what it takes to be successful in Hockey East.”

Former University of New Hampshire Head Coach Dick Umile: “We go back a long time to when we first worked together at Providence College. Scott gave us a lot of good years working at UNH. I am very happy for him and wish him the very best.”

Assistant General Manager of New Jersey Devils Tom Fitzgerald: “Scott is a very comfortable person to be around, and that will bode well for recruiting. He can sell the Merrimack and Hockey East brand, and that’s obviously important. I think he’s going to do a great job.”

 

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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