WESTON, Wis. (WAOW) -- The Central Wisconsin Storm have found their new head coach.
Jacques du Vair, an instructor at the D.C. Everest Idea School, will take over the storied program after Pete Susens announced his retirement earlier this month.
Coach du Vair has played and coached hockey for that past 44 years, including a stint at Northland Pines, where he went 105-24-6 and earned four straight conference titles.
During his six years coaching the D.C. Everest boys’ hockey team, the program evolved into a top-20 state program and the team ranked second in the state during his last season with the team, according to a press release sent out Monday.
“The Storm program has been successful from the onset. The goal is to continue that success and build on it with a continuing effort to grow and develop the youth program,” said du Vair in the press release. “Ultimately, I'm excited to get started. I have a passion for the game of hockey and for the kids that play it. My main goal in any level I coach is to create a love for the game and that will be the main focus from day one. Create a love and passion for the game and the rest will follow.”
du Vair is also a highly decorated coach, twice winning the Lumberjack Conference Coach of the Year, and was named a section 3 Coach of the Year as well.