With opening night six weeks away, Miami is short a coach.
Eric Rud accepted the head coaching job with Sioux Falls on Thursday. Rud was an associate head coach for the RedHawks the past three seasons.
The USHL team reported the hiring on its website.
Rud has been a Division I assistant since 2004, first for Colorado College, then St. Cloud State before rejoining the Tigers in 2011.
He spent the five seasons prior to joining the Miami staff as SCSU’s head women’s coach.
Rud also has three years of experience in the USHL. He was an assistant for Cedar Rapids in 2002-03 and 2003-04 and in his lone season as a head coach in that league, he led a Green Bay team keyed by Austin Czarnik and Ryan McKay to a 41-19 record and the Clark Cup final.
The timing is less than optimal, as the move leaves head coach Chris Bergeron with just one assistant — Barry Schutte — a week after the team officially moved onto campus and 44 days before Miami’s season opener vs. Ferris State.