USA Hockey announced Wednesday that Princeton coach Jeff Kampersal will serve as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team for the 2012-13 season.
Boston College assistant coach Courtney Kennedy and Steve Guider, head coach of the Blaine (Minn.) girls’ high school team, will serve as assistant coaches.
“We’ve got a terrific staff, each who brings something a little bit different to the table,” said Reagan Carey, director of women’s hockey for USA Hockey.
Kampersal has been the head coach for 15 years at Princeton and his teams have averaged better than 17 wins per season, more than four wins more per season than in the first 17 years of the program. In 15 seasons, he has amassed a 233-184-41 record behind the Princeton bench.
Kennedy is currently in her fifth season on the BC staff after serving as the head coach at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass., for three years.