Harvard women name assistant Crowell interim coach with Stone coaching U.S. Olympians

Maura Crowell has been named interim head coach of the Harvard women’s team while Katey Stone serves as head coach of the 2014 United States women’s Olympic Team in Sochi, Russia.

“I am thrilled that Maura will be leading the Harvard hockey program in my absence,” said Stone in a statement. “She has certainly earned this opportunity. I look forward to watching the Crimson compete next season under Maura’s guidance.”

“I would like to thank coach Katey Stone for giving me this great opportunity,” added Crowell. “I have spent the last three years working with this program and am eager and excited to lead the team next season. I plan to continue the tradition of excellence that Katey has established at Harvard and wish her the best of luck at the Olympics.”

Crowell has been an assistant coach with the Crimson since 2009 and before that, spent five seasons as head coach at Massachusetts-Boston where she became the winningest coach in the history of the Beacons’ program.