Former St. Norbert women’s coach Morgan joins Yale as associate head coach

Rob Morgan, who spent the past five seasons as the head coach for the St. Norbert women’s team, has joined the Yale women’s hockey staff as associate head coach.

Earlier in his career Morgan served in a similar position for six seasons at Dartmouth, helping the Big Green make five NCAA tournament appearances.

“We are thrilled to add someone of Rob’s caliber to our staff,” said Yale head coach Joakim Flygh in a statement. “Both players and coaches will benefit from Rob’s experience as a coach and mentor. Rob will help us take the next step as a program as we continue to pursue championships.”

“To be a part of a passionate coaching staff in Coach Flygh and [assistant coach Jessica] Koizumi, at one of the best universities in the world where women’s hockey has the necessary support to pursue Ivy League, ECAC Hockey and national championships, is very exciting,” said Morgan in a statement. “I’m incredibly grateful to Coach Flygh for this amazing opportunity, and I can’t wait to begin working with our highly committed student-athletes and the Yale community.”

Morgan, who was also SNC’s first coach, went 78-49-12 in five seasons at St. Norbert, earning NCHA Coach of the Year honors after leading the team to a school-record 19 wins in 2013-14. He was named NCAA Division III West Region Coach of the Year after leading the Green Knights to an NCHA title in 2012-13, when the team beat Wisconsin-River Falls 3-2 in overtime in the championship game of the NCHA O’Brien Cup playoffs.

Before taking over at St. Norbert, Morgan spent six years at Dartmouth (2003 to 2009), helping the Big Green to three straight NCAA tournament appearances from 2007 through 2009. Prior to arriving at Dartmouth, Morgan was the head coach at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, N.Y., finishing with a 15-4-1 record and leading the team to the 2003 NEWCHA championship.

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