Ohio announced on Twitter Tuesday evening that Lionel Mauron has been promoted to coach for the 2021-22 season.
Mauron signed a one-year contract and takes the reins from former coach Cole Bell. He will be the 15th coach in program history and Ohio’s third coach in four seasons.
Mauron served as a graduate assistant for the Bobcats last season. Prior to joining the Bobcats, Mauron played for the Knoxville Ice Bears in the Southern Professional Hockey League. Mauron also appeared in four games for the Jacksonville Icemen in the East Coast Hockey League during the 2018-19 season.
Ohio has announced a new coach just before a new season is set to begin. It struggled in 2020-21 with a difficult schedule and finished with its first losing record since 1986-87. Mauron enters his new role with the task of turning that record around.
The Bobcats kick off their season with their annual Green and White Scrimmage Sept. 18 in Bird Arena. Their first game of the regular season will be against John Carroll Sept. 24.