Northeastern announces contract extension for women’s head coach Flint

Flint_DaveNortheastern announced Monday that women’s coach Dave Flint has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the school through the 2020-21 season.

“Coach Flint’s body of work over the last eight years has resulted in a return to national prominence for our women’s ice hockey team,” said Northeastern director of athletics Peter Roby in a news release. “He and his staff have recruited world-class student-athletes who have taken our program to new heights both on and off the ice, and I am thrilled to know that he will remain our head coach moving forward.”

In eight seasons behind the bench, Flint has guided Northeastern a 156-103-28 overall record (.592 winning percentage), including a 99-59-16 mark in Hockey East play (.615 winning percentage). Flint has coached the Huskies to two Women’s Beanpot titles (2012, 2013), the Hockey East regular-season championship (2012), the program’s first-ever NCAA tournament berth (2016), and garnered Hockey East Co-Coach of the Year and All-New England Coach of the Year accolades in 2012.

“Since I became the head coach in 2008, Northeastern has become my home,” added Flint. “I am very proud of what our student-athletes have accomplished, both during their time at Northeastern and their successes professionally after graduation. I would like to thank Peter Roby for allowing me to stay at Northeastern into the future, and I look forward to helping our team work towards its ultimate goal of capturing a national championship.”

In 2015-16, Flint helped Northeastern to its winningest season in program history (28-9-1) as the Huskies reached the NCAA tournament for the first time.

Under Flint’s tutelage, senior Kendall Coyne was named the 2016 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner as the top player in NCAA Division I women’s hockey after leading the nation in goals (50), goals per game (1.35), points per game (2.27), shorthanded goals (5) and hat tricks (5).

Olympic bronze medalist Florence Schelling graduated as the program’s all-time leader in career GAA (1.74) and save percentage (.940), while goaltender Chloe Desjardins finished her career as NU’s all-time leader in games played (104) and total saves (2,808).

In only his third full season behind the bench, Flint helped the Huskies capture their first Women’s Beanpot title in 14 years in 2012. Northeastern then repeated as the Beanpot champion in 2013, earning the program’s 16th crown-the most among the four competing schools.

Since 2005, Flint has also been a member of the USA Hockey staff. In 2008, he was appointed the goaltending coach and advisor for the women’s national program, where he evaluated and instructed goaltenders at all levels. He was on staff for the U.S. National Team that won the silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, as well as the gold medal-winning team at the 2008 World Championship in Harbin, China. Flint also served as an assistant coach to the U.S. Select Team that participated in the Four Nations Cup in 2009.


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