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2013-2014 Women's Division 1 Coach of the Year, Presented by Harrow Sports




The 2014 American Collegiate Hockey Association [ACHA] Women's Division 1 Coach of the Year Award, presented by Harrow Sports, goes to Scott Hicks of Miami University, as selected by the Head Coaches of ACHA Women's Division 1.  This is the first ACHA Women’s Division 1 Coach of the Year Award for Scott.
Scott will be presented his ACHA Women's Division 1 Coach of the Year Award at the American Hockey Coaches Association Coach of the Year Celebration on Friday, May 2, 2014, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Naples, FL.
Scott Hicks started the Miami program back in the fall of 2010 after 3 student athletes expressed interest to the school’s administration about having a women’s hockey program. The program started that fall and has grown tremendously each year thereafter. Miami enjoys a tremendous hockey tradition on the men’s side and Hicks is hoping to build one on the women’s side as well.
Hicks has been involved in the game of hockey for 26 years, 18 of it as a player which saw him spend the last three of it in the Junior Ranks with the Cincinnati Cobras. Scott also spent 12 years officiating before moving to coaching in 2010. Hicks got an early start in hockey, his dad, Tom played 4 years at Ferris State University in the late 70’s so hockey was always going to be an option and at age 2 his dad had him on the ice. Scott grew up around the Miami men’s program having season tickets with his Dad for 14 years until he went off to college.
During his time at Miami, Hicks has built a program that has gone from a D II level and playing an exhibition schedule to finishing 9-14-1 in their first year at D I in 2011-2012. Then 3 short years later finishing 30-2-3 and winning a National Championship. Miami went wire to wire, and was ranked #1 in the country throughout the whole year. Miami won the CCWHA (Central Collegiate Women’s hockey association) regular season title. They also captured the CCWHA tournament title going 5-0 in the 2 day tournament and finally completing the tri-fecta by winning the National Championship.
Hicks resides in Richmond, IN with his wife Leslie and two kids, Anna 2 yrs. old and Scott Jr. 3 months.

2013-2014 MIAMI 30 2 3 90.0%
2012-2013 MIAMI 12 12 6 50.0%
2011-2012 MIAMI 9 14 1 39.6%
2010-2011 MIAMI 1 6 0 14.3%
TOTALS 52 34 10 59.4%
Past Winners of the ACHA Women’s Division 1 Coach of the Year Award:
2013-2014 Scott Hicks Miami University
2012-2013 Trevor Kvarnlov University of Minnesota
2011-2012 Bud Hickey Robert Morris University Illinois
2010-2011 Nick Carpenito Northeastern University
2009-2010 Cory Whitaker Grand Valley State University
2008-2009 Vince O'Mara Lindenwood University
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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