Successful California girls youth coach Long named Minnesota State women’s director of hockey operations

Amanda Long, far left, helped the San Jose Jr. Sharks girls team to a 19U national championship in 2017 (photo: Hockey Weekly Action Photos).

Minnesota State has announced that Amanda Long has been named women’s hockey director of operations.

The Ukiah, Calif., native joins the Mavericks after serving as the program manager for the San Jose Jr. Sharks girls program. Long’s duties with the Jr. Sharks included player development and advancement, scheduling, travel and logistics, and budgeting.

Long also managed the team and aided in video review and instruction of games and practices.

Her responsibilities with Minnesota State will include travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, meals, and team itineraries, as well as handling video responsibilities.

“We are excited to have Amanda as a graduate student here at Minnesota State University, and to have her as an important part of our hockey staff,” said Minnesota State coach John Harrington in a statement. “She has experience in the direct needs of our hockey operations area.”

Prior to her time with the Jr. Sharks, Long attended Lindenwood, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in multimedia communications/interactive media and web design.