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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Robson new WMU assistant coach

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

Western Michigan has announced the hiring of Scott Robson as an assistant coach for the Broncos.

Robson joins the staff after spending a total of six seasons as an assistant coach at Quinnipiac, during which the Bobcats posted a record of 125-78-18. Quinnipiac also won two regular-season championships and reached two league tournament finals during his tenure.

“Getting an opportunity to coach at a school that is in such a premier league like the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and with such a passionate coach like (head coach) Jim (Culhane) is a great opportunity for me,” said Robson. “I am here to help Jim build the program so we can be a player in the CCHA.”

Robson believes he was hired for his recruiting experience, passion and knowledge for the game. Passion for hockey is a attribute he thinks he shares with Culhane.

“I think Jim is a passion for the game and the program here at Western Michigan is tremendous," Robson said.

Robson’s coaching career began after he graduate from Quinnipiac in 1998, where he was a two-year captain and finished with 28 goals and 49 assists in 90 games. He took an assistant coaching position with his alma mater for the 1998-99 season, before taking an assistant coaching position with the Valley Junior Warriors of the Eastern Junior Hockey League.

After just two seasons with the Warriors, he took a position as the general manager and head coach of the Bay State Breakers of the EJHL. After leading the Breakers to the best record in league history, he returned to Quinnipiac.

“I think the biggest thing I learned from coaching juniors came on the developmental side,” added Robson. “I feel it helped me become a better coach and a better teacher.”

Robson replaces former associate head coach Chris Brooks, who accepted the head coach position with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League. Brooks spent nine seasons as an assistant coach and associate head coach at Western Michigan and is one of the top scoring forwards in the history of the program. He was named CCHA Rookie of the Year in 1993 and helped the Broncos to two NCAA Tournament teams (1994-95, 1995-96).

Photo courtesy Quinnipiac Athletic Media Relations

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