ADRIAN, Mich. — Chandy Kaip has been named the first women’s ice hockey coach at Adrian College. The announcement was made today by interim athletic director Mike Duffy.
Adrian recently announced plans and broke ground for the Arrington Ice Arena, which will be located on its campus and house intercollegiate ice hockey and synchronized skating teams.
Kaip will bring a wealth of experience to the new post at Adrian. The Alberta, Canada native has served as an assistant coach and instructor for several colleges and club teams over the past four years after competing as a student athlete for the University of New Hampshire from 1998 to 2003.
Most recently, Kaip served as the on-ice instructor for Puckmasters Canada, the largest hockey training center in the world. While with Puckmasters, Kaip also gained experience as the conditioning coach and talent evaluator.
Prior to Puckmasters, she was an assistant coach for Warner Hockey Academy, instructing on and off the ice, organizing practice and coaching weight training for the girls’ hockey team from 2005 to 2006
From 2003 to 2005, Kaip was an assistant coach for women’s ice hockey at Utica College, recruiting for the Pioneers, instructing on and off the ice, and serving as the team’s conditioning coach.
In 2001, Kaip was the assistant coach for Team Alberta’s Select-15 and under team after serving as a summer staff instructor at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Hockey School from 1998 to 2000.
Over the years, Kaip has been active in each community, volunteering her time to D.A.R.E, National Women’s/Girls’ Day in Sport, and the Durham Breast Cancer Walk.
She completed Hockey Canada Coaching Level I and II training in 2005. She is certified as an ambulance-emergency medical responder, and Level C CPR.
As a student-athlete, she was honored with the Seventh Player Hockey Award at UNH, and the MVP of varsity volleyball at Notre Dame College (Canada).
Adrian College will begin competing in NCAA Division III women’s ice hockey in the fall of 2007.
The Arrington Ice Arena will be completed in the early fall of 2007. The new arena will have a professional-size sheet of ice, a capacity of about 1,000, press box, president’s box, community rooms and skate rental.