Former Union head coach Bruce Delventhal announced Monday that he will retire as SUNY Plattsburgh's athletics director on Jan 1.
"It has been an honor to be the athletic director at SUNY Plattsburgh for the past 10 years," Delventhal said in a statement. "I have been fortunate to work with a terrific coaching staff and wonderful student athletes who have represented their teams, the college and the community in the very best possible manner. It is impossible to properly express my thanks and admiration for the efforts of our students and their coaches. My pride in SUNY Plattsburgh intercollegiate athletics is beyond words."
Under Delventhal's watch, the Cardinals women's hockey team won four national titles (2007, 2008, 2014, 2015). He also oversaw several facility renovations and created Friends of Plattsburgh State Athletics, the fundraising arm of the department.
Delventhal served as the Dutchmen's head coach from 1988-96. He helped the program make the transition from Division III to Division I in 1991. He later guided the team to its first winning season in D1 play, going 15-11-4 in 1993-94.