BREAKING: Todd Woodcroft fired by Vermont amid investigation
Vermont has fired head coach Todd Woodcroft following an investigation into misconduct.
Steve Wiedler has been named the interim head coach, effective immediately.
In a statement, UVM AD Jeff Schulman Woodcroft was under investigation involving “inappropriate text messages with a UVM student on multiple occasions that failed to maintain professional boundaries.”
Schulman’s statement reads:
"The University of Vermont Athletic Department has high expectations for the conduct of our coaches and all involved with our department. After reviewing the findings of an investigation conducted by UVM's Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity that was completed this week, it is clear that Coach Woodcroft failed to meet those expectations. The specific conduct leading to the investigation involved inappropriate text messages with a UVM student on multiple occasions that failed to maintain professional boundaries.
“Earlier today, I met with the Men's Hockey team to inform them of my decision and to introduce Steve Wiedler as interim head coach for the 2023-2024 season. The team and I have tremendous confidence in Coach Wiedler's ability to successfully lead our program. He has played a major role in the recruitment and development of our current players and will step into this important role with the full support of our team and his Athletic Department colleagues."
I’ll have more on this developing story in our next newsletter.
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