It all makes sense once you read this article. Clearly he probably beat up on his assistant during the year and then saw how well he competed in Vegas.

Then this happened:

And finally:

Jason Kutz ?96 returns to his alma mater as head coach of the Lehigh Valley Athletic Club, a position which allows the former EIWA Champion to serve as a volunteer assistant coach for the Mountain Hawks. Kutz coached at Lehigh for three seasons, before serving as head coach at East Stroudsburg University for the 2006-07 season. He returns to the Lehigh Valley and to the LVAC with hopes of making a run at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.