MSU Jutting is out 02 Apr 12

Minnesota State Men’s Hockey Coach Troy Jutting Reassigned
Search for New Maverick Bench Boss to Begin Immediately

Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State University, Mankato officials announced that they have reached an agreement with head men’s hockey coach Troy Jutting that will include a reassignment to other administrative responsibilities at the University effective immediately and through the remainder of his contract, which expires June 30, 2013. The reassignment was approved by President Dr. Richard Davenport.

Davenport said he will be closely involved with Director of Athletics Kevin Buisman in a national search for a new head coach, which will begin immediately.

In his 12 seasons with MSU Jutting guided the Mavericks to a 184-224-55 (.467) overall record. A Richfield, Minn., native and a 1987 MSU grad, Jutting’s association with the men’s hockey program spans 26 years (four years as a player from 1982-86, ten years as an assistant coach from 1990-2000 and 12 years as head coach from 2000-2012). A two-time recipient of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Coach of the Year award (2002-03 and 2007-08), Jutting led the Mavericks to two top-five WCHA regular-season finishes (2002-03 and 2007-08), one WCHA Final Five appearance (2002-03) and one appearance in the NCAA Division I tournament (2002-03). Jutting thanked Minnesota State for the opportunity to be head coach for 12 years and said he looked forward to the future.