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Wisconsin Officially Posts Assistant Hockey Coaching Vacancy

Mike Eaves and Gary Shuchuk look on after winning the Broadmoor
Mike Eaves and Gary Shuchuk look on after winning the Broadmoor
Photo Credit: Larry Radloff Photography

When Bill Butters stepped down from his assistant coaching position at Wisconsin Nov. 7, it shocked the college hockey world. It also created a large void on the Badgers' coaching staff.

Butters noted at the time that he was stepping down to pursue his passion of ministry and teaching young athletes about faith.

"This is about my calling on my life," Butters said at the time of his resignation. "In 1980, I felt called by God to get into ministry, to tell players about faith, or share faith with them.

"I did that for a number of years, and that's where my true passion lies."

Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves filled the vacancy at the time with former Badgers defenseman Matt Walsh. By all accounts, Walsh made a seamless transition to the Wisconsin bench.

Technically, Walsh was hired as a temporary replacement being that the job was in-season. Now that the season is over, the University has to open it up officially to the public. Obviously Walsh will be applying for the job, and would be considered the favorite to be hired on full-time.

Anyways, Wisconsin posted the job Thursday. Here is the official description:

Working Title: Assistant Men's Hockey Coach
Official Title: ASST COACH(N54LN)
Degree and area of specialization: Bachelor's degree required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Minimum one to three years of coaching experience.

Principal duties: Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Athletic Director, assist the Head Coach of a Division I Men's Hockey program in accordance with NCAA, Big Ten, WCHA, and University regulations. Areas of responsibility include: scouting and recruiting of potential student-athletes, on-ice practice organization and instruction, analysis of game and practice video, game management, conditioning of athletes, public relations, and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.

Additional Information: Ideal candidates should demonstrate the following: the ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups and administrators, faculty, staff and students; ability to develop and implement innovative approaches and solutions; ability to work well independently and in teams; and the ability to be flexible in accepting new responsibilities.

Conditions of Appointment: This is a Limited appointment on an 11 month contract. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate¿s qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after May 1, 2013. Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s). Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

Department(s): ATH/HOCKEY
Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $92,727 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
Term: N/A
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: MAY 01, 2013

Number of Positions: 1


Application must be received by: APRIL 22, 2013

HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. by the date listed in this announcement. However, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. To apply, send a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, the current contact information for three professional references, and a statement of whether you wish to have your application held in confidence or made available to the public upon request to: Office of Athletics Human Resources, at Complete materials should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments. Do not send application materials in the body of an email as formatting will be lost. (If you are unable to submit materials electronically in this format or have application questions, contact Breanne Eoff at 608-265-4135 for special arrangements.)

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #76167 to:

Jeffery Palkowski
Phone: 608-890-4823
1440 Monroe St

Fax: N/A
Camp Randall Stadium

Madison, WI 53711-2501

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