Former Harvard, Union women’s assistant Keady takes same role at Boston University

keadyLiz Keady has been named an assistant coach of the Boston University women’s team.

Keady joins the Terriers after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Harvard.

Prior to her stint with the Crimson, Keady coached one year as an assistant at Union and before entering the Division I coaching ranks, served two seasons as head coach for the girl’s varsity hockey team at Andover (Mass.) High School.

“Liz will bring hockey pedigree, coaching experience and energy to our staff,” BU head coach Brian Durocher said in a news release. “Her accomplishments as a student, athlete and young coach are easy to recognize. I am excited to welcome her to the BU women’s ice hockey family and look forward to her contributions in the years to come.”

Keady, who graduated from Princeton in 2008 with a degree in psychology, also has directed the North Shore Vipers Select program, working with the U19 and U16 teams as well as conducting skills sessions for age groups U10 through U19. Since June 2008, Keady has served as GM and director of hockey training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in Andover. In this role, she works as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach, developing sport-specific training programs for hockey athletes, including those who play at the Division I level. Keady has also been an instructor at hockey camps in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

A native of Braintree, Mass., Keady scored 79 points on 38 goals and 41 assists in 118 career games as a forward at Princeton. She was named the Tigers’ team MVP and most improved player following the 2004-05 season, scoring a career-high 15 goals. That same season, she earned All-ECAC Hockey Honorable Mention and All-Ivy Second Team accolades as well.

Keady has also spent time with the U.S. National Team, appearing in 16 games during the team’s 2005 pre-Olympic tour.

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