Merrimack associate head coach Curtis Carr is leaving the program to take a position on Ty Eigner‘s staff at Bowling Green. WCHA writer Chris Boulay of College Hockey News first reported the hire on Thursday.
Eigner was promoted last month to take over for Chris Bergeron, who left Bowling Green to become the head coach at Miami.
Carr has been at Merrimack since the 2011-12 season. He served eight years on staff including the last five seasons as associate head coach.
Carr recruited Collin Delia, Brett Seney and countless others, including Johnathan Kovacevic, who was the second-highest draft pick in program history. Carr also oversaw Merrimack’s penalty kill.
A native of Georgetown, Ontario, Carr spent seven seasons as a player and coach for Kent State University and was a three-time ACHA All-American. Upon graduation in 2003, he was hired as an assistant coach for 2003-04 before being promoted to head coach, where he was an ACHA Coach of the Year finalist after leading the Golden Flashes to the ACHA National Tournament. In his first season at Kent State, Carr inherited a 9-30 team and produced a 21-18 record.
Bowling Green is also expected to hire Maco Balkovec, who was coaching with the Burnaby Winter Club and is a former Wisconsin defenseman.