RPI has its man.
Dave Smith has signed on to become the 13th men's hockey head coach in program history. The official announcement came on Thursday at a press conference at Houston Field House.
Smith arrives in Troy after spending the past 12 years behind the bench at Canisius College. There, he completely rebuilt the program, shaping the Griffs into a perennial Atlantic Hockey contender.
Now, Smith will be tasked with engineering a turnaround at RPI, where the Engineers have missed the NCAA playoffs in each of the last six seasons.