Jim Plumer has been named head coach of the Vermont women’s hockey program.
Plumer comes to Vermont after nine years as the head coach at Division III Amherst where he recorded the most wins in program history and molded Amherst into a national powerhouse, winning the 2009 and 2010 NCAA championship.
“I am honored and excited to join the UVM family and I would like to thank [athletic director] Dr. [Robert] Corran for this opportunity,” said Plumer in a news release. “I was impressed and attracted by the commitment of the university towards the success of their student-athletes on the playing fields and in the classroom and I feel that it aligns perfectly with my own core values. In meeting with the players and staff, it became clear that they are ready for their program to take the next step and I am eager for us all to begin working together towards that goal.”
Plumer was named the AHCA national coach of the year for leading the Lord Jeffs to the 2009 Division III NCAA title and a 24-5-0 record. The Lord Jeffs also went 16-0 in NESCAC play and earned the program’s first ever No. 1 seed in the conference tournament and a No. 1 ranking in the USCHO.com national poll.
The 2009-10 season was equally impressive, as Amherst extended its unbeaten streak in regular season NESCAC play to 53 games (45-0-8), which began in 2006, and repeated as Division III champions.
Plumer’s Amherst squads posted an impressive 127-30-14 record over the past six seasons and advanced to the NCAA Tournament five times in six years.