Roll with it: Clarkson tabs Oswego coach
Clarkson assistant coach George Roll will become the 10th coach
in Golden Knights history.
College Hockey Staff
College Hockey has confirmed that Clarkson has offered its head
coaching position to Oswego State head coach George Roll. Roll has
not officially accepted the position, but is expected to do so at
the conclusion of the Oswego State season. The Lakers are currently
in the NCAA Division III Tournament and beat Wentworth Institute
of Technology Saturday night to advance to the Frozen Four.
called me, I have talked to them," Roll said in his press conference
following Saturday night's win. "I've asked them to continue
our discussions after the season."
accepting the position, Roll will become the 10th head coach in
Golden Knights history, replacing interim head coach Fred Parker.
Parker took over for Mark Morris, who was fired by the university
Nov. 15 after an alleged incident with a player at practice.
fired as Clarkson head coach
Roll's Record at Oswego
(.607 win pct.)
Roll was an
assistant coach at Clarkson under Morris before assuming his current
position at Oswego State (N.Y.). In seven years with the Lakers
he has compiled a 117-73-16 record, entering Saturday night's game.
His teams have reached the NCAA Tournament twice and qualified for
the State University of New York Athletic Conference playoffs every
This year has
been Roll's finest with the Lakers, as they captured the SUNYAC
championship and posted the most wins and fewest losses of his tenure.
They beat Wentworth Saturday night, 4-3, to reach next weekend's
Frozen Four. In addition to serving as head coach, he assumed the
duties of interim athletic director at the Upstate New York school
A former captain
at Bowling Green, Roll was a member of the Falcons' 1983-84 NCAA
The Blue Island,
Ill., native currently resides in Oswego with his wife, Paula, and
children, Chris and Sarah.
its season last weekend, suffering a two-game sweep at the hands
of Vermont in the first round of the ECAC Tournament. The Golden
Knights finished the year with a 12-20-3 record (9-10-3 ECAC), its
first year under .500 since 1974-75.