Trina Bourget, head coach for Wisconsin, has announced her resignation.
Bourget has been on medical leave since Jan. 2. In her absence, assistant coach Tracey Cornell and Dan Koch have directed the Badgers. Cornell and Koch will continue with that role until a new coach is named.
“We greatly appreciate Trina’s time as our women’s hockey coach and the leadership she provided for our student-athletes,” UW associate athletic director Cheryl Marra said. “Trina has been on medical leave and felt that it would be in her own best interest now to resign her position. We certainly wish her the best.”
Bourget has been with the women’s hockey program for three years. Originally an assistant coach, Bourget became the interim head coach for the 2000-01 season when then-head coach Julie Sasner left for a position as the assistant coach with the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team. Bourget led the Badgers to a 21-9-5 mark and a third-place finish in both the WCHA regular season and WCHA Championship tournament during 2000-01.
This past season, Bourget was hired full-time, leading Wisconsin to a 22-10-2 overall mark, 17-6-1 conference record and second-place finishes in the WCHA regular season and at the WCHA Women’s Final Five.
Bourget sports a 69-32-10 record in four seasons as a head coach. She coached at Sacred Heart in Fairfield, Conn., prior to her appointment with the UW.
A national search for Bourget’s replacement will begin immediately.