David Carle has been named Head Coach of the University of Denver Pioneers. Carle becomes the ninth head coach in the history of the program, replacing Jim Montgomery, who was named head coach of the Dallas Stars on May 4.
Carle, 28, becomes the youngest active head coach in NCAA Division I college hockey. The Anchorage, Alaska, native served the previous four and a half seasons as an assistant coach with the Pioneers, joining the program on January 1, 2014, following a season and a half as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Prior to joining the Gamblers, Carle served four (4) seasons as a student assistant coach with the Pioneers after being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the primary disease of the myocardium muscle of the heart, and being forced to retire from his playing career. Carle graduated from the University of Denver in 2012. READ MORE