Clarkson women add former Princeton assistant Tony Maci as new Golden Knights assistant

Clarkson has announced the addition of Tony Maci as an assistant coach for the women’s team.

Maci, who replaces Meghan Duggan, will join head coach Matt Desrosiers and fellow assistant coach Britni Smith behind the Clarkson bench next season.

A former player at St. Lawrence, Maci comes to Clarkson from Princeton, where he served as an assistant coach last season. Prior to his one-year stint at Princeton, Maci was the assistant coach for the women’s hockey program at Adrian since 2012.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Tony to Clarkson,” Desrosiers said in a statement. “I have known Tony for about 15 years now and you won’t meet a more down to earth and genuine guy. He’s the type of person and coach that is going to work hard every day to help our players grow and get better individually and as a team. Tony has been an integral part of some successful teams at Princeton and Adrian so I look forward to him bringing in some new ideas and excitement. We can’t wait to get him on campus to start preparing for next season.”

“I’m really excited to get things started here at Clarkson with Matt and Brit,” added Maci. “They are great people and have created an environment that challenges the players to excel everyday. The success of the program speaks for itself and I’m really excited for the team to come back to get the 2016-17 season started. I loved my time at Princeton. It’s hard when you’re leaving unbelievable people, and I’m truly thankful for everything Jeff (Kampersal), Cara (Morey) and Princeton University gave me.”

Maci is a 2004 graduate of St. Lawrence with a degree in English. A five-year member of the men’s program, Maci earned a medical redshirt as a freshmen before going on to play in 83 games. He registered 17 points and 68 penalty minutes as a defenseman. He is currently pursing his master’s degree in education from SLU.