State hockey coach quits
November 26, 2008 | USU hockey head coach
Jerry Crossley walked out on the team after its
recent loss to Eastern Washington. After speaking with
the team, it became obvious this event would take place.
"Crossley has walked out before, but this time he
walked out for good," said left wing Kent Arsenault.
"It just felt like he was finished. Crossley walked
out without saying a word to anyone."
With a winning season it is still a mystery why Crossley
walked out, but Jon Eccles, former general manager and
goalie coach, has stepped up as head coach.
"This is a positive change for the team because Jon
was an excellent assistant coach, and the team and I
feel he will do a good job as head coach as well," said
right wing Walter
Jon Eccles feels Crossley has been a big influence
on the team, but is now grateful for the opportunity
to take over as head coach. As head coach Eccles plans
to improve the chemistry and discipline of the team.
"We are on working team building and makeing the team
a family," said Eccles.
Eccles starting playing hockey at the age of 12 and
has loved the sport since. More then just being part
of the team, Eccles has built relationships with the
players and has a goal to help each player earn a degree.