Terry Mannor, a long-time assistant in the St. Mary’s men’s hockey program, has been named the new Cardinal women’s head coach..
“I am excited for Terry and for the women’s hockey program,” said Kendall. “Terry’s knowledge of the game of hockey, his ability to recruit quality athletes, and his familiarity with the MIAC make him the perfect fit for this team.”
Mannor takes over a team that reached the semifinals of the MIAC Tournament a year ago — beating Augsburg 3-1 in the opening round, before falling to Gustavus 5-1 in the semis — under the direction of Duncan Ryhorchuk, who stepped down after five seasons to pursue other career avenues.
Mannor, a three-year letterwinner for the SMU men’s hockey team before a knee injury shortened his playing career, has been the No. 1 assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Cardinal men’s hockey program for the past nine years.
“I’m excited about the opportunity, and I’m very grateful that my first (head coaching) opportunity is here at Saint Mary’s,” said Mannor. “I have enjoyed the time I have spent with the men’s program under the direction of Coach Olson, and I am thankful for all that (Olson) has taught me over the years.
“I’m inheriting a program that has already established itself as a top-notch program in the MIAC — I’m looking forward to continuing that tradition.”
“This is a very exciting time, both for Terry and for our women’s program,” said Kendall. “We are very confident that Terry will do a great job.”