PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The head ice hockey coach at Plymouth State College has announced that he is leaving PSC to spend more time with his family.
Panther ice hockey coach Chris Hudon, a 1992 graduate of PSC, departs after two seasons as head coach. He led the Panthers to the ECAC Northeast play-offs in his first season in 2001-02, and guided the team to a two-year mark of 12-26-6.
"My wife and I have one child and another one on the way," said Hudon. "This decision is so I can spend more time with them. I have enjoyed returning to my alma mater as head coach, and wish everyone here nothing but the best."
Hudon came to PSC in 2001 after serving two seasons as head hockey coach at Dracut (Mass.) High School. He also served five years as assistant hockey coach at The Holderness (N.H.) School. He coached both football and hockey at Holderness, and was also an assistant hockey coach at Amesbury (Mass.) High School in ‘96-97 and ‘98-99 before taking over the Dracut hockey program in 1999.
The Panthers, with 14 freshmen seeing ice time, were 5-12-5 this season under Hudon, and finished 10th in the ECAC Northeast Conference with a 3-9-4 league record.
"Everyone at PSC certainly wishes Chris Hudon the very best," said PSC athletic director John P. Clark. "With his wife expecting a baby, we certainly understand and respect his desire to make his family the top priority."
Clark indicated the search for a new coach at PSC begins immediately.