After careful consideration relating to personal reasons, Head Coach John Donahue is stepping down from his duties as the head coach of UD Hockey’s D1 team, effective immediately.
Coach Donahue took over the D1 program last year, and led the team to a 26-24-2 record over a season and a half. He has been a tremendous asset to UD Hockey and will truly be missed both on and off the ice.
Assistant Coach Todd Mittelmeier will take over as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2018-19 season. Mittelmeier played 4 years of ACHA I hockey at Washington and Jefferson College. Following his playing career, he joined the coaching ranks as an Assistant Coach for the Pittsburgh Predators as U-15-and U-16 years. Coach Mittelmeier then became an expert in the hockey operations area spending four years at Adrian College working as the rink director and Director of Hockey Operations and athletic development for the school’s NCAA D3 and ACHA teams. He also created Adrian’s ACHA Division III team allowing for more players to play the game, while promoting the growth of hockey in Michigan.
Todd came to the University of Delaware in May 2016 and now serves as the Associate Director of Development for the College of Agriculture and Natural resources. Todd is also an active member of the UD Hockey Alumni Association Board and has assisted in all aspects of the D1 program.