Nichols has announced the hiring of Wil Brown as the next head coach of the women’s program, replacing Jillian Campbell, who will be pursuing her master’s degree at Massachusetts.
Brown was a two-year captain of the Nichols men’s team from 2011-13 and graduates this Saturday.
“At times in life and in business, we come across right place – right time opportunities,” said Nichols director of athletics Charlyn Robert in a statement. “Coach Brown’s knowledge in the game of hockey, experience, energy, commitment, passion and vision for this program is the perfect fit. I am very proud of Wil and all that he has accomplished and achieved as a Nichols alum. He is an exemplary leader on campus. Coach Brown is excited to get out of the starting gate and is very much looking forward to recruiting skaters to the place he calls home and develop their talent as student-athletes with a love for ice hockey.”
Over three seasons at Nichols, Brown scored nine goals and tallied 22 assists for 31 points while never missed a game in his collegiate career.
“I’m looking forward to continuing my career as a Bison by transitioning from a student-athlete into a professional role within the school,” added Brown. “I’m extremely excited with the opportunity that’s at hand. I’m looking forward to being able to build on what Coach Campbell brought to the table this past year as we continue to move forward in a positive direction with the program.”