“Holley brings a great deal of experience as a coach and a player at the elite level of college hockey,” Colby director of athletics Tim Wheaton said in a statement. “She brings a strong understanding of the balance of competitive hockey in an elite academic setting.”
Tyng starts at Colby immediately, and practice begins Nov. 1. The Mules open the season at home against Bowdoin on Saturday, Nov. 19.
“We have a lot of work to do between now and the start of practice and the games,” added Tyng. “It will be critical to get the team ready before we step out on the ice.”
Tyng started at Dartmouth in June 2005 as an assistant coach and was promoted to associate head coach in June 2011. She was responsible for practice and game coaching of forwards (2005-2009, 2012-2016) and defense (2009-2012) with the Big Green.
Prior to Dartmouth, Tyng was the head coach of girls hockey at Tabor Academy, her alma mater. She had a 23-10-5 record in two years.
Captain during her senior year at Providence, Tyng was a three-time ECAC All-Academic Team selection. She earned the Paul Connelly Award for distinguished sportsmanship, courage and honor in May 2001.