Ed DeChellis had been at Penn State since 2003, and on more than one occasion, it seemed as though he might be on his way out. Ironically, he’s leaving his alma mater at a time when it wasn’t expected at all — and on his own terms.
For a school in a state with two popular NHL teams, the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins, it was a bit surprising Penn State didn’t have a hockey team. That’s no longer the case, this after the school decided to add hockey as a varsity sport, starting with the 2012-13 season, in March. On April 24, the program hired Guy Gadowsky, the 2008 Inside College Hockey National Coach of the Year, as head coach. Gadowsky, formerly the coach at Princeton, brings 15 years of experience to the Nittany Lions.