Quinnipiac alumnus Michael Barrett was named as the school’s new women’s coach.
“The return of Mike Barrett to Quinnipiac is welcome by our student-athletes, staff and alumni,” said athletic director Jack McDonald. “Mike returns with outstanding credentials as an intercollegiate women’s head coach. This experience, along with his successful tenure as a University administrator, make him a perfect fit to our Division I staff.”
Barrett comes to Quinnipiac after two years as head coach at Sacred Heart, where last season he directed the Pioneers to a 17-9 record and fourth place in the ECAC Division III East. His record at Sacred Heart from 2000-02 was 29-19-2.
Barrett is a 1985 graduate of the school and played hockey there for four years. He finished his career with 62 goals and 126 points, tied for ninth on the all-time scoring list. In 1990, he was inducted into Quinnipiac’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
For 15 years after graduation, Barrett remained at Quinnipiac, including serving six years as men’s assistant coach from 1985-91. He also held positions in admissions and as the school’s director of alumni affairs and director of annual giving.
At Sacred Heart, Barrett also coached the women’s golf team for two seasons and served as athletic department liasion to admissions.
Quinnipiac, playing a Division I Independent schedule this season, opens up on October 25 at home against New Hampshire.