In what is one of the strangest stories of the young off season, the USHL’s Madison Capitols are now looking for a new head coach just weeks before the start of the season.
In a brief joint press release Miller is quoted as saying;
“I want to thank the Madison Capitols for this opportunity, but I’ve decided to return to Colorado and pursue other interests at this time,” Miller said. “We’ve built a good foundation for the team in the past six months and wish the Capitols organization nothing but success moving forward.”
Having accepted the position roughly six months ago, Miller was a constant worker when it came to scouting and recruiting this past season. It was only a few weeks ago when Miller was actively recruiting for the USHL draft and inviting players to main camp.
To say that this resignation is a surprise would be an understatement.
Sources within the organization are reporting that the separation from the team was an amicable one.
“The Madison Capitols really appreciate the work that Steve Miller put forward within the organization,” said Capitols Managing Partner Tom Garrity. “Steve is a first-class person both on and off the ice, and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”
“Our new head coach and general manager will be announced within the next week,” said Garrity.
While amicable, the separation is not only unusual but is ill timed. The USHL draft is complete, and there is only limited scouting left to be done this summer in order to build a team. The groceries have been purchased and now a new cook is going to be in the kitchen.
Multiple sources are reporting that the new head coach will come from within the USHL ranks and be connected with the Madison area in some way. An announcement is expected within the next few days.