Clarkson women’s assistant, former Wayne State goalie Kelly named to USA Hockey women’s scouting post

Clarkson women’s assistant coach Matt Kelly has been named head scout for the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Kelly will primarily be responsible for helping identify and develop players in USA Hockey’s active player pool for the women’s program. He will also help implement a long-term strategy to ensure continued advancement of the U.S. Women’s National Team program.

“We’re excited to add Matt to our staff and look forward to his contributions to the women’s program,” USA Hockey director of women’s hockey Reagan Carey said in a news release. “He has a strong knowledge of women’s ice hockey and his background and enthusiasm will be vital as we continue to strengthen the overall identification process of elite talent from across the nation and enhance our scouting procedures.”

Kelly joined the Clarkson staff after spending the 2007-08 campaign on the women’s coaching staff at Quinnipiac and started his coaching career the season prior as the volunteer assistant at Wayne State, where he was also a goaltender from 2002 to 2006.