Quantcast
Feature

College Hockey:
Coghlin named D-III coach of year

St. Norbert College coach Tim Coghlin, who coached his team to a second consecutive Frozen Four and the D-III championship, has been named USCHO’s Division III coach of the year.

The Green Knights finished with a record of 25-4-1, the 13th time in 15 seasons they have won at least 20 games. Along the way, they captured the NCHA regular season and playoff championships and the school’s second NCAA title when they beat Adrian, 4-3, at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. St. Norbert became the third team since 1993 to win at least two NCAA championships, and under Coghlin has played in the NCAA title game five times since 2004.

coghlin Coghlin named D III coach of year

In 18 seasons with Coghlin at the helm, St. Norbert has won the NCHA division title 12 times and the NCHA Peters Cup as playoff champions nine times. Over the course of the season, Coghlin set an NCHA milestone with his 371st NCHA win, a 5-4 win over Wis.-Superior on January 21, becoming the winningest coach in conference history, surpassing the old mark of 370 set by Bemidji State coach Bob Peters. Coghlin kept adding to his NCHA pedigree during the season, improving his conference coaching mark to 380-99-39 by the end of the year. Only five other NCHA coaches have 200 or more conference wins.

Coghlin coached the team to strong defense, as the Green Knights gave up only 1.80 goals per game to lead Division III in scoring defense, and the team went 20-1-1 when leading after two periods. Under Coghlin, the Green Knights are 212-1-2 at home when leading after two periods.

USCHO’s awards were voted on by the D-III columnists and editor. Still to come this week are the All-USCHO first, second, and third teams.


The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.

Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management