Youngstown Phantoms coach Curtis Carr has resigned to take an assistant coaching position at Merrimack (Mass.) College.
“The promotion of our head coach continues to validate the program that we continue to build here in Youngstown,” said BJ Alan president and CEO Bruce J. Zoldan.
“Curtis is a solid character coach and he exemplifies what we and the other members of our organization look for in both our players and coaches. We have been proud to have a person like Curtis acting as a role model for the players that we continue to develop in our system.”
Carr was named head coach/general manager of the Phantoms on April 2, 2010, after four seasons as assistant coach. He had a career record of 170-100-20.
“My time here in Youngstown has been outstanding,” said Carr. “I am very grateful to have worked for the Zoldan family and the entire Phantoms organization. I also want to thank Bob Mainhardt for giving me the opportunity to work as an assistant coach underneath him. For me and my family we felt like this was the right time to move on and pursue my goal of coaching Division I hockey.”
Merrimack is a member of Hockey East along with schools like Boston College, Boston University and Maine.