Campus Life

Horns relieve Gatto from coaching duties

University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Athletics has relieved Greg Gatto (BASc '00, BEd '00) from his duties as head coach of the Pronghorns men's hockey program.

Gatto spent nine seasons at the helm of the men’s hockey team, compiling a record of 80-143-20. His teams qualified for the playoffs on three occasions, but never advanced beyond the first round of the post-season. Gatto's best season came during the 2006-07 campaign when the Pronghorns finished second in the Mountain Division with a 14-9-5 record but lost in the first round of playoff to the UBC Thunderbirds.

Gatto also played five seasons with the Pronghorns and was a member of the program’s lone Canada West and CIAU Championship team during the 1993-94 season.

“Greg has spent 14 years as a member of Pronghorn Athletics and has committed a great deal to the hockey program and had some great success along the way,” says Pronghorn Athletics Executive Director Sandy Slavin. “But we felt that we needed to move the program in a new direction.

“We would like to thank Greg for his commitment and hard work over those 14 years and wish him well in the future.”

Pronghorn Athletics will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.