A bizarre story appeared on social media last night. Todd Woodcroft, a former Jets assistant coach and brother of current Edmonton Oilers head coach Jay, was fired from the University of Vermont after “exchanging inappropriate messages with a student”.
It’s 2023 and everything is known these days with social networks and advanced technology. It doesn’t seem that complicated to understand, does it?
It’s hard to believe that his career behind the bench isn’t over after all this.
New information about the Todd Woodcroft situation at UVM:
-Report w/ concerns of inappropriate text messages was filed on Mar. 16
-Woodcroft was not placed on leave during investigation. He was asked to have no contact w/ individuals who filed report/participated in probe
– Katie Strang (@KatieJStrang) July 19, 2023
I respect the University’s decision because it’s unacceptable. Woodcroft, at 50, has made a blunder that is unforgivable…
Hopefully, quite frankly, this will set an example for all other coaches on the NCAA circuit… But also for all other coaches running a team at any level.
Just because you’re a coach doesn’t mean you get a free pass in life. I hope Todd Woodcroft realizes that.
– It’s now confirmed. Trent Mann is no longer a member of the Senators organization.
– Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) July 19, 2023
– Minor signing in St. Louis.
We’ve signed Jeremie Biakabutuka to a three-year entry-level contract. https://t.co/kCrV8HXkdP
– St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 19, 2023
– All the better.
Ryan Graves joins the Penguins already with ties to one of the franchise’s icons. #LetsGoPenshttps://t.co/UrrLfHWV8w
– Inside the Penguins (@InsidePenguins) July 19, 2023
– He’ll get it together.