Seven coaches who enjoyed on-ice success during the 2018-19 season have been named finalists for the CCM/AHCA University Division Women's Ice Hockey Coach of the Year Award. The award will be announced this Thursday in Hamden, CT, and will be presented during the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Convention on Friday, May 3, in Naples, FL. Three of the finalists are former winners of the award: four-time recipient Mark Johnson of Wisconsin (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011); two-time recipient Brad Frost of Minnesota (2013 and 2014); and 2010 honoree Doug Derraugh of Cornell.
To be a finalist for this award, one 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. "University Division" refers to coaches in both NCAA Division I and Division II.
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2018-19 CCM/AHCA Women's Ice Hockey University Division Coach of the Year Finalists
Chad Davis, RIT - College Hockey America Coach of the Year
Doug Derraugh, Cornell University - ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year and NCAA Semifinalist*
Matt Desrosiers, Clarkson University— NCAA Semifinalist
Dave Flint, Northeastern University — Hockey East Coach of the Year
Brad Frost, University of Minnesota - NCAA Semifinalist*
Mark Johnson, Wisconsin — WCHA Coach of the Year and NCAA Semifinalist*
Kerstin Matthews, Saint Anselm — NEWHA Coach of the Year
* Past Winner of the Coach of the Year Award
Winners of the Women's Division I Coach of the Year
|1998||Laura Halldorson, Minnesota||2009||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin|
|1999||Katey Stone, Harvard||2010||Doug Derraugh, Cornell|
|2000||Judy Oberting, Dartmouth||2011||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin|
|2001||Paul Flanagan, St. Lawrence||2012||Chris Wells, St. Lawrence|
|2002||Laura Halldorson, Minnesota||2013||Brad Frost, Minnesota|
|2003||Shannon Miller, Minnesota-Duluth||2014||Brad Frost, Minnesota|
|2004||Laura Halldorson, Minnesota||2015||Katie King Crowley, Boston College|
|2005||Mike Sisti, Mercyhurst||2016||Katie Crowley, Boston College|
|2006||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin||2017||Maura Crowell, Minnesota Duluth|
|2007||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin||2018||Greg Fargo, Colgate|
|2008||Jim Fetter, Wayne State|