Nichols has announced the hiring of Kevin Swallow as the team’s new head coach.
Swallow, who played at Dartmouth and Maine, was a full-time assistant coach at Neumann last year.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for me,” said Swallow in a news release. “Nichols has a very rich tradition and is a program on the upswing. Coach [Lou] Izzi did a great job bringing the program to the next level and I am excited to continue to build on the foundation he set and take the program to even higher heights.”
A 2010 Maine graduate, Swallow gained coaching experience at the USA Hockey NTDP summer camp (2003-05), Walker Ice and Fitness Center (2004-06), Global Hockey (2007), UMaine hockey camp (2008) and USA Hockey Select Festivals (2012).
“I want our student-athletes to receive the total package and by that, I mean obtain success both on the ice as well as in the classroom,” added Swallow. “Our student-athletes will get a great education here at Nichols, be contributing members of the community and [will] enjoy their experience playing hockey.”