Kenny “Sarge” Day
The SECHC is led by Kenny “Sarge” Day who became the conference’s first elected commissioner prior to the 2009-10 season and was unanimously re-elected to his current term in 2011-12. Commissioner Day begins his 7th season heading up the SECHC as the first elected and current commissioner; he is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant (E8) with 30-years of service and former Army Paratrooper who served with the famous 82nd Airborne Division; Commissioner Day continues to serve as a Civilian Operations Technician with the US Army 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion (MRB) located at Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville) Alabama. The 2nd MRB is responsible for recruiting medical professionals for the Army Medical Department covering the southeast USA and Puerto Rico. (Including Army scholarships for medical & dental school)
Day previously served as assistant coach, business manager and scheduler for Georgia Tech ice hockey for 10-years and was the assistant coach of the University of California-Davis ACHA D3 team for two seasons. Georgia Tech made five trips to nationals and earned two 3rd place finishes and one national championship runner-up and UC-Davis won their only Pacific Coast Hockey Association championship during Day’s tenure. Commissioner Day also served as the ACHA D3 south regional coordinator for five years and coordinated three national tournaments for the ACHA. During his Army career, Day was a standout defenseman and member of the Army’s club hockey team at Fort Bragg, NC. Commissioner Day also played high school hockey for Lockport West (IL) High School in the Joliet High School Hockey Association and bantam & midget travel hockey in Joliet, IL.
Commissioner Day also coached high school hockey at Lockport West High School (Illinois) and served as head coach of the Santa Clara (California) Blackhawks bantam team and the Sacramento (California) Flames midget travel team. Day and his wife, Sandra have four children and four grandchildren and reside in Madison, AL.
“I consider it an honor and privilege to serve as commissioner of the SECHC, said Day. My goal is to create a positive college hockey experience for the student athletes of our conference and to ensure that the Army’s core values of LOYALTY-DUTY-RESPECT-SELFLESS SERVICE-HONOR-INTEGRITY and PERSONAL COURAGE are the core values emulated by our players and coaches.”