Sources have told BC Interruption that Brendan Buckley will soon be joining the men’s hockey team’s coaching staff. Buckley, who had been serving under Mike Cavanaugh at UConn, will be replacing Greg Brown, who was the associate head coach for the Eagles before recently taking a position with the New York Rangers.
UPDATE: BC has confirmed the move:
Buckley was part of Jerry York’s first recruiting class in 1995 and was a four year member of the Eagles, serving as a captain in his senior season. A 5th round draft pick by the then Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Buckley spent a long professional career playing in the AHL and parts of Europe before finally retiring in 2011 after a season in Italy. He joined the staff at Connecticut in 2015 as an assistant coach, a position he has held for the past three years.
In Buckley, York will be bringing in an excellent candidate with experience in Hockey East and someone that he knows well, having coached him for four years at Boston College. Buckley will be a particularly strong addition to the recruiting staff The team is expected to announce the hiring soon.