Hynes Leaves Wisconsin, Returns to U.S. NTDP
John Hynes, an assistant coach under Mike Eaves at Wisconsin, has decided to leave Madison and return to the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Hynes will be the head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Team while overseeing the program along with U.S. Under-17 Team coach David Quinn.
Hynes fills a position left vacant when Moe Mantha announced his resignation on Oct. 28. Hynes returns to the U.S. NTDP, where he was an assistant coach under Eaves in 2001-02. He also spent two years with the program as a graduate assistant (1998-2000).
"This is a wonderful opportunity for me and a significant step in my coaching career," said Hynes. "It is a truly unique position in the sport because it offers so many different experiences through a schedule that includes international, college and Junior hockey competition. It really is a one-of-a-kind challenge that I'm looking forward to pursuing."
A Boston University alum, Hynes has held assistant coaching jobs at his alma mater and at UMass Lowell. He went to Wisconsin with Eaves prior to last season.
Wisconsin announced that it would post Hynes' vacated assistant coaching position and conduct a search for his replacement. Hynes will serve as an assistant coach with Eaves on the 2004 U.S. National Junior Team.