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April 6, 2018
by Mike McMahon/Staff Writer (@MikeMcMahonCHN)
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Merrimack is in the process of working out a contract with Scott Borek to become its next coach, sources tell College Hockey News.
Borek, currently an associate head coach at Providence under Nate Leaman, previously served as an assistant coach under Dick Umile at New Hampshire for 13 years (2002-15). Borek was a head coach at Lake Superior State for five seasons, from 1996-2001. Borek was brought on campus for an interview earlier this week, along with Harvard associate head coach Paul Pearl and Northeastern associate head coach Jerry Keefe.
Merrimack athletic director Jeremy Gibson could not be reached for comment on Friday.
In 2007-08, while at New Hampshire, Borek was responsible for a series of over 900 impermissable text messages to 30 recruits. The school self-reported the violation, and was ultimately given two years probation. It was categorized at the time as a mistake in handling the school’s recruiting software.
Borek, 55, also has previous head coaching experience at D-III Colby (1991-95) and New England College (2001-02).
Borek played for two seasons at Dartmouth before suffering a neck injury in 1983. He remained with the Big Green as a student assistant for the remainder of his time on campus (1983-85) and then became an assistant coach at Providence from 1985-89.
Borek was named the CCHA Coach of the Year in 2000 after guiding Lake Superior State to an 18-16-2 record, and a third-place finish in the conference. He was fired, however, after the 2000-01 season. Borek has been to the NCAA tournament in 13 of the last 16 years as an assistant with UNH and Providence.