Becker College men’s coach and assistant athletic director Steve Hoar has passed away, the school announced Tuesday.
No cause of death or age was disclosed in the Becker announcement.
Hoar was the head coach of the Hawks since 2007, earning a record of 84-143-15. He earned the ECAC Northeast Coach of the Year award following the 2007-08 season after leading the Hawks to a 12-12-2 record.
Under Hoar’s leadership, Becker earned a spot in the ECAC Northeast tournament six times, including five consecutive seasons from 2007 to 2011.
The former Boston College player began his coaching career as an assistant at Army West Point, and later served as the head coach at Plattsburgh and Tufts.
“College hockey lost one of the good guys with passing of Steve Hoar,” said Becker assistant vice president and director of athletics Frank Millerick in a statement. “He was a lifelong coach who touched the lives of hundreds of student-athletes from West Point to Plattsburgh to Tufts, and finally, Becker College. He was part of Becker hockey since its inception in 2006 and can truly claim that he built the program from the ground up. Steve’s passion and love for the sport of college hockey and dedication to his players are unmatched.
“He will be dearly missed by me and all who knew him.”