Robert Lavin is leaving Salve Regina to become men’s
hockey coach at Framingham State College. Lavin will be the eighth head
coach in Framingham history.
Lavin spent three years at Salve Regina and was named ECAC Northeast Coach
of the Year in 1999-2000. His teams earned a berth in the quarterfinals of
the ECAC Northeast Tournament in 1999-2000, then advanced to the semifinals
last year. Salve Regina didn’t win a game the season before he arrived.
Before taking over at Salve Regina, he coached for seven seasons at Nichols
College. He led the Bisons to a playoff appearance in 1995, their first
post-season berth since 1971. In the previous two seasons, Lavin was an
assistant coach at Kent State. He graduated from Kent State in 1989.
“We are glad to have Coach Lavin on our staff,” says Tom Kelley,
Framingham’s athletics director. “With his experience and capabilities of
leading teams to the playoffs, he will be a great addition for us.”