Former Williams women’s assistant Cobb joins Union in similar position

Union has announced the hiring of Chris Cobb as the new women’s assistant coach.

Cobb takes over for Liz Keady who has accepted a position “elsewhere in the profession,” according to a Union press release.

It was confirmed later Monday that Keady had accepted an assistant’s job with Harvard.

Cobb has spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Williams and before that, spent five years as the head coach at Massachusetts and simultaneously, served as the assistant coach at Amherst College for three seasons. With Amherst, Cobb led the team to the 2010 D-III national championship. He has also spent time as the assistant coach of the ACHA women’s national team.

“I want to thank Coach [Claudia Asano] Barcomb, Coach Ali Boe, and the Union College athletic department for the opportunity to become part of the Union women’s hockey program,” Cobb said in a statement. “After meeting the players and feeling the passion and commitment they have for reaching their goals, I knew Union was where I wanted to take the next step in my coaching career. I can’t wait to get on campus and start working as a staff towards preparing for the upcoming season and building towards the future.”

“Chris will add a great deal to our program,” Barcomb added. “He has worked tirelessly at Williams for the last three years and has improved their team tremendously. We look forward to adding him to our staff and watching the impact he will make on our program.”

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