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Bruce Delventhal Named Athletic Director at Plattsburgh State

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The American Hockey Coaches Association secretary and treasurer has been named the new director of athletics at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.

Bruce Delventhal, from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is currently the secretary and treasurer of the American Hockey Coaches Association and has served in that position since 1988. In this role, Delventhal supervises all association activities including creating and implementing budgets, developing convention agendas and generating sponsors.

Delventhal has filled several positions as coach and assistant coach of hockey. From 1988 to 1996, he served as head hockey coach for Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. While at Union College, Delventhal transformed the Division 3 hockey program into a respected Division 1 program. He was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and was a finalist for National Coach of the Year honors.

He also served as head hockey coach at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from 1984 to 1988. The 1984-85 season saw RIT win the Division 3 National Championship. Prior to that, Delventhal was the assistant hockey coach at Princeton University in New Jersey.

"On behalf of SUNY Plattsburgh, I'd like to welcome Mr. Delventhal to the Cardinal team as the new athletic director," said Dr. John Ettling, president of Plattsburgh State. "I would also like to thank the members of the search committee for their hard work and service to the College."

Delventhal received his bachelor's in sociology and religion from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.  He received his master's of divinity from Princeton Seminary in Princeton, N.J.

Christopher Waterbury, head men's soccer coach at Plattsburgh State, has been filling the role of interim athletic director since Dr. Roy Patton stepped down last December. Waterbury will continue as head men's coach after Delventhal takes over as athletic director prior to the beginning of the academic year.

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