Brown hires Bourbeau as new women’s coach

Brown has named Amy Bourbeau its new women’s coach and just the Brown Bears’ third head coach in the school’s 47-year program history.

Bourbeau comes to Brown with 16 years of coaching experience, including 14 years as an assistant coach at Princeton, and also played at Providence from 1991-1994. She coached at both Williams and Middlebury before coming to Princeton.

Bourbeau replaces longtime Brown coach Digit Murphy, who stepped down earlier this summer.

“Personally, as a Rhode Island native, I am so excited to come home and teach hockey at one of the greatest academic institutions in the world,” Bourbeau said in a press release. “I have always aspired to be a head coach and it’s a dream come true to lead the Brown University program. I have developed relationships with many wonderful coaches and players so far during my career. Those people will always hold a special place in my heart and I am grateful for the positive impact they have made on my life.”

Bourbeau was recently honored by the American Hockey Coaches Association with its inaugural Women’s Ice Hockey Assistant Coach Award.