Buffalo State tabs former St. Michael’s assistant Wilson as new women’s head coach

Buffalo State has named Jennifer Wilson the fourth head coach in the history of its women’s hockey program.

Wilson is inheriting a team that has won a program-best 35 games in the past two seasons, going 35-16-2, and has made four consecutive postseason appearances, including earning its first-ever postseason victory last season.

Wilson is no stranger to postseason play, coming from an impressive two seasons as head coach of ACHA Division I Robert Morris University in Chicago, taking the Eagles to the CCWHA conference semifinals for the first time in four years. In addition to her position at RMU, she was the associate head coach of one of the top teams in Illinois High School Hockey at Loyola Academy, capturing the 2016 Illinois state championship and was runner-up in 2017. During her tenure at Loyola, Wilson was also responsible for successfully placing players in both D-III and D-I NCAA collegiate programs.

Prior to her time in Chicago, Wilson served as an assistant coach at D-III St. Michael’s for two seasons, helping the Knights to their first postseason appearance in the program’s 12-year history. In 2012, after coaching several players to ECAC East Select Honors, she was selected as an intern coach for the U15 National Development Camp in St. Cloud, Minn.

Wilson began her collegiate playing career at Manhattanville, where she was part of the 2006 ECAC East championship team that went 23-4-1 before finishing her career at RMU.

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