The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL will be looking for a new head coach for the 2018-19 season as it was announced on Wednesday that Chuck Weber is leaving the Gladiators to be the new assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The Gladiators search for a new head coach has already begun.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is commonly known as RPI. With a team name of the Engineers, RPI won the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division I Championship in 1954 and again in 1985. Among the notable RPI alumni over the years include Joe Juneau, Adam Oates and Darren Puppa.
While with the Engineers, Weber will have his work cut out for himself while working for RPI's head coach Dave Smith. Last season RPI struggled mightily as they had a record of six wins, 26 regulation losses and four losses in extra time.
In addition to being head coach for the Gladiators last season, Weber was the team's general manager of hockey operations. The major reasons why Weber went from Atlanta to RPI are because he is originally from New York and was looking for a little bit more stability in his employment.
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