UDenver Pioneers coach and former UMaine captain Jim Montgomery has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NHL Florida Panthers coaching job. He will stay with the national championship program in Denver.

The story was first reported by the Denver Post and Montgomery seems to confirm the news with this tweet (below).

Montgomery had two interviews with the Panthers as they search for a new coach.

The 47-year-old Montgomery captained the UMaine hockey team to the national title in 1992-93.

His record since taking over the Denver program is 102-47-18.

The Denver Post is reporting the school sweetened or extended Montgomery's contract twice since last summer.