Bruce Marshall (ice hockey)

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Bruce Marshall
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Biographical details
Born (1962-07-23)July 23, 1962
West Boylston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died October 15, 2016(2016-10-15) (aged 54)
Gardner, Massachusetts, U.S.
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–2013 Connecticut
2015–2016 Franklin Pierce
Head coaching record
Overall 351–387–72 (.478)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2000 MAAC Tournament Champion
Awards
1991–92 Edward Jeremiah Award
1991–92 ECAC East Coach of the Year

Bruce Turner Marshall (July 23, 1962 – October 15, 2016) was an American ice hockey coach who was – at his death – the head coach at Franklin Pierce University. He was previously the head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team. Marshall took over for Ben Kirtland prior to the start of the 1988–1989 season. In his 24 years as the coach since then, he has transitioned them to Division I status. Just ten years later, in 1998–1999, the Huskies began Division I play. In their first year at the highest level, Connecticut went 20–10–4. The next year was successful as well, for a new program, with a 19–16–1 record overall. However, that success was short lived, as Marshall and the Huskies have finished with a losing record every year since, consistently rating near the very bottom of the RPI ratings. Marshall's 2010–11 season was his best in recent history, however, when he did manage to reach the 2011 AHA semifinals in Rochester.

On January 7, 2013, Marshall resigned as head coach for health reasons. He had been on a medical leave of absence since November 6, 2012. Assistant coach Dave Berard was named head coach for the remainder of the 2012–13 season. Following a nationwide search, Mike Cavanaugh was named as Marshall's replacement after serving 18 years as an assistant at Boston College [1][2] He died on October 15, 2016 at the age of 54.[3][4]

College Head Coaching record[5][edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Connecticut Huskies (ECAC East) (1988–89–1997–98)
1988–89 Connecticut 6–21–0
1989–90 Connecticut 15–11–1
1990–91 Connecticut 18–7–2
1991–92 Connecticut 22–4–2
1992–93 Connecticut 19–6–2
1993–94 Connecticut 15–8–3
1994–95 Connecticut 15–7–5
1995–96 Connecticut 16–9–1
1996–97 Connecticut 11–12–2
1997–98 Connecticut 13–13–1
Connecticut: 150–98–19
Connecticut Huskies (MAAC) (1998–99–2002–03)
1998–99 Connecticut 20–10–4 18–6–4 3rd MAAC Semifinals
1999-00 Connecticut 19–16–1 15–11–1 4th MAAC Champion
2000–01 Connecticut 12–19–4 12–11–3 t-5th MAAC Quarterfinals
2001–02 Connecticut 13–16–7 11–10–5 6th MAAC Semifinals
2002–03 Connecticut 8–23–3 7–16–3 10th
Connecticut: 72–84–19 63–54–16
Connecticut Huskies (Atlantic Hockey) (2003–04–2012–13)
2003–04 Connecticut 12–16–7 9–10–5 5th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2004–05 Connecticut 11–23–3 10–12–2 6th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2005–06 Connecticut 11–23–2 9–18–1 6th Atlantic Hockey Semifinals
2006–07 Connecticut 16–18–2 15–11–2 4th Atlantic Hockey Semifinals
2007–08 Connecticut 13–21–3 11–14–3 t-6th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2008–09 Connecticut 9–26–2 8–18–2 9th Atlantic Hockey First Round
2009–10 Connecticut 7–27–3 6–19–3 9th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2010–11 Connecticut 15–18–4 13–12–2 6th Atlantic Hockey Semifinals
2011–12 Connecticut 16–19–4 12–12–3 8th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2012–13 Connecticut 19–14–4 14–10–3 4th Atlantic Hockey Semifinals
Connecticut: 129–205–34 107–136–26
Total: 351–387–72

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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