Senators coach Nachbaur steps down

The Binghamton Senators, in conjunction with their National Hockey League affiliate, the Ottawa Senators, announced today that Don Nachbaur has announced his resignation as head coach due to personal reasons.

“It is a difficult day for me as I step down as the head coach of the Binghamton Senators. This was not an easy decision for me, but it is based on personal reasons and I think it is the right choice for both myself and my family,” said Nachbaur. “I would like to thank the Ottawa Senators, specifically Bryan Murray and Tim Murray, as well as Tom Mitchell and the Binghamton Senators for the opportunity to be part of a terrific organization. I wish them nothing but success in the future.”

Nachbaur was named head coach on July 17, 2009. In one season behind the bench, he led Binghamton to a 36-35-6-3 record and 81 points. The B-Sens finished fifth overall in the American Hockey League’s East Division.

“We want to thank Don for his contributions to the Senators organization and wish him all the best as he moves on,” said Senators assistant general manager Tim Murray. “We will be diligent in finding a quality coach to replace him and will begin the search immediately.”