BC women's ice hockey coach resigns amid probe
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Boston College women's ice hockey head coach Tom Mutch resigned Tuesday afternoon, reportedly due to investigation of sexual misconduct.
The Boston Herald reports the 39-year-old Mutch, who was named the Hockey East and New England coach of the year in 2007 as he led the Eagles to their first NCAA Frozen Four appearance this season, received a sexually graphic text message on his cell phone from BC hockey star Kelli Stack.
According to the newspaper, the school has yet to find an actual sexual relationship between Mutch and the 19-year-old Stack.
In a press release the school said Mutch's resigned to "pursue other career interests."
"Tom Mutch brought our women's ice hockey program to a new level and built a strong foundation for the future," Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo said. "We wish him the best in his future endeavors."
The Eagles went 24-10-2 in 2006-07 and lost to Minnesota Duluth in the national semifinals.
04/24 23:55:06 ET