Seven coaches who enjoyed on-ice success during the 2014-15 season have been named finalists for the STX/AHCA Division I Women's Ice Hockey Coach of the Year Award. The award will be presented during the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Convention on Friday, May 1, in Naples, FL. Among the finalists are four former winners: Paul Flanagan of Syracuse (2001), Brad Frost of Minnesota (2013, 2014), Mark Johnson of Wisconsin (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011) and Katey Stone of Harvard (1999).
To be a finalist for this award, you must either be voted Coach of the Year in your conference, or take your team to the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey National Collegiate Championship semifinals. The winner will be announced on Thursday at the student-athlete banquet of this year's championship in Minneapolis.
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2014-15 AHCA Women's Ice Hockey
Division One Coach of the Year Finalists
Katie King Crowley, Boston College—Hockey East Coach of the Year, NCAA Semifinalist
Matt Desrosiers, Clarkson University—ECAC Coach of the Year
Paul Flanagan, Syracuse — CHA Coach of the Year*
Brad Frost, Minnesota— NCAA Semifinalist*
Mark Johnson, Wisconsin — NCAA Semifinalist*
Jim Scanlan, Bemidji State — WCHA Coach of the Year
Katey Stone, Harvard — NCAA Semifinalist*
Winners of the Women's Division I Coach of the Year
|1998||Laura Halldorson, Minnesota||2007||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin|
|1999||Katey Stone, Harvard||2008||Jim Fetter, Wayne State|
|2000||Judy Oberting, Dartmouth||2009||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin|
|2001||Paul Flanagan, St. Lawrence||2010||Doug Derraugh, Cornell|
|2002||Laura Halldorson, Minnesota||2011||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin|
|2003||Shannon Miller, Minnesota-Duluth||2012||Chris Wells, St. Lawrence|
|2004||Laura Halldorson, Minnesota||2013||Brad Frost, Minnesota|
|2005||Mike Sisti, Mercyhurst||2014||Brad Frost, Minnesota|
|2006||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin|