MARQUETTE - Mike L'Huillier has resigned as head coach of the Marquette Senior High School hockey team.
He announced his decision this morning.
"It was a tough decision," L'Huillier, 64, said. "I just feel the future of the program is headed in a direction that doesn't align with my coaching style and philosophies.
"There were too many outside influences (this past season). I tried it and it just didn't turn out like I thought. I just think the program has to go in a different direction."
L'Huillier led the Redmen to a 7-20 overall record this past season in his second stint as the MSHS head coach. He took over for Joe Papin prior to the campaign.
In 12 seasons at the Marquette helm, L'Huillier posted a 223-86-21 mark. He took MSHS to state titles in 1995 and 2004.
MSHS athletic coordinator Jamie Tuma lauded L'Huillier for his "enthusiasm" for the school's hockey program.
"He stepped in late (last season) and hit the ground running," she said. "From the time he started until (Wednesday), he was thinking Marquette hockey.
"I know this was a hard decision for him. He loved MSHS hockey."
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