Bruce Marshall, American ice hockey coach, Died at 54


Bruce Marshall was born on July 23, 1962, and died on October 15, 2016.

He was an American ice hockey coach

Up until his deat, Bruce served the head coach at Franklin Pierce University.

Bruce Marshall was previously the head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team.

He took over for Ben Kirtland prior to the start of the 1988–1989 season.

During 24 years as the coach since then, he has transitioned them to Division I status.

And only ten years later, in 1998–1999, the Huskies began Division I play.

In the first year at the highest level, Connecticut went 20–10–4.

Then then following year was successful as well, for a new program, with a 19–16–1 record overall.

But, his success was short lived, as Marshall and the Huskies have finished with a losing record every year since, consistently rating near the very bottom of the RPI ratings.

His 2010–11 season was his best in recent history, however, when he did manage to reach the 2011 AHA semifinals in Rochester.

He resigned as head coach for health reasons, on January 7, 2013,

Marshall had been on a medical leave of absence since November 6, 2012.

Whislt an assistant coach Dave Berard was named head coach for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.

After a nationwide search, Mike Cavanaugh was named as Marshall’s replacement after serving 18 years as an assistant at Boston College.

Bruce Marshall passed away at 54 years old.