"Nothing is a done deal," Tech activities director Andrea Swanberg said. "There's not a whole lot to say right now." Apollo head coach Pete Matanich and Tech head coach Joel Heitkamp have both expressed interest in coaching the team, though there hasn't been any official interview process. No decisions about coaches are expected to be discussed.
Matanich said a friend asked him about the school board meeting Thursday. "I said: 'What meeting?'" Matanich said. "I don't know exactly what they're doing." He said he hasn't been in formal contact with anyone official since the Eagles' season ended February 20th. Apollo finished 24-3 with a team that had 16 seniors with only 6-8 underclassmen expected back and low numbers of youth hockey players who might go to Apollo in the immediate future.
A schedule with the two schools combined has been worked on but is not final. Nothing else, including coaching or team names, has been finalized, Swanberg said.