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2007-2008 Women's Division 1 Coach-of-the-Year

2008-04-07


Beth McCann, University of Rhode Island

Beth McCann (University of Rhode Island)

The 2008 American Collegiate Hockey Association [ACHA] Women's Division 1 Coach-of-the-Year Award goes to Beth McCann of the University of Rhode Island.  This is the 2nd ACHA Women's Division 1 Coach-of-the-Year Award for Beth, winning her first in 2005.

                  

Beth (Northeastern '85) will be presented her ACHA Women's Division 1 Coach-of-the-Year Award at the American Hockey Coaches Association Coach-of-the-Year Celebration on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Naples, FL.

 

The University of Rhode Island was the #1 team in the East Region ranking the entire season.  They entered the 2008 ACHA Women’s Division 1 National Tournament undefeated (22-0-2) and were seeded 2nd.  They eventually finished in 3rd place, defeating the University of Massachusetts in the Consolation Final, and ended the season with an overall record of 26-1-2. 

 

McCann began her college coaching career in 1999, forming the first Women’s Ice Hockey team at the University of Rhode Island. The 2007-2008 season was Beth's ninth at the helm for the Rams.  Beth boasts an overall coaching record of 176-69-12.

 

Since the 2003-2004 season, McCann has led her team to five consecutive ACHA Women’s Division 1 National Tournament Final Four appearances and five consecutive Eastern Collegiate Women Hockey League [ECWHL] Championships.

 

As a non-varsity program, McCann continues to build a solid foundation and a competitive forum for Women’s Ice Hockey at the University of Rhode Island.

 

Beth is a native of Rhode Island and resides with her husband [Tracy] and their three daughters [Murphy and Tracy, and Madison] in Westerly, RI.

 

Past Winners of the ACHA Women’s Division 1 Coach-of-the-Year Award:

 

2007-2008

Beth McCann

University of Rhode Island

2006-2007

Brenda Schute

St. Cloud State University

2005-2006

Vince O'Mara

Lindenwood University

2004-2005

Beth McCann

University of Rhode Island

2003-2004

Chris Uschan

University of Wisconsin

2002-2003

Craig Payment

Michigan State University

2001-2002

Jim Henry

University at Buffalo

2000-2001

Jay Coopersmith

St. Cloud State University

 




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