"Des Moines has been a good place," Knott, 29, said. "I've experienced highs winning a championship and had some of the best experiences I've ever had being part of a team, and also experienced some lows with a tough year on and off the ice this season.
Knott said he informed Buccaneers president Shawn Edwards of his resignation Monday and after that was offered the team's head coaching position for next season."From day one we were hoping he would be our guy," Edwards said. "He earned it. He decided college coaching was the way to go."
Edwards said the Buccaneers have received interest from more than 100 applicants, including some with NHL or other pro experience.
Edwards had not yet interviewed anyone for the job as of Wednesday afternoon but would like to hire a coach within 30 days, he said.
"I'll go after the biggest fish," Edwards said.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Looks like Des Moines will have a new coach come next season.