2017-18 Division II-III Men's Coach of the Year Finalists Announced

Fourteen coaches who have enjoyed on-ice success in 2017-18 have been named finalists for the Edward Jeremiah Award, given annually to the College Division Men's Ice Hockey Coach of the Year. Named in honor of the former Dartmouth head coach and sponsored by CCM, the Jeremiah Award will be presented during the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Convention on Wednesday, April 25, in Naples, FL.

The nominees represent any coach who won or shared Coach of the Year honors in his conference this past season, along with coaches whose teams have advanced to the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship. Of this year's finalists, four are past recipients: Tim Coghlin of St. Norbert College (2008, and 2011), Matt Loen of UW-Eau Claire (2013), Mike McShane of Norwich (2008-10, 2013 and 2017) and Jeff Meredith of Fredonia State (1994.) Of the four NCAA semifinalists, only Zech Klann of Salve Regina was a conference Coach of the Year recipient.

The winner will be announced Thursday evening at the student-athlete banquet at the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championships being played this weekend in Lake Placid, NY.

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2017-18 AHCA Men's Ice Hockey
Edward Jeremiah Award (Division III Coach of the Year) Finalists

Lance Brady, Assumption, Northeast 10 Coach of the Year
Tim Coghlin, St. Norbert (NCHA), NCAA Semifinalist*
Dean Fuller, Fitchburg State, MASCAC Coach of the Year
Zech Klann, Salve Regina, CCC Coach of the Year, NCAA Semifinalist
Tyler Krueger, Stevens Point (WIAC), NCAA Semifinalist
Adam Krug, Adrian, NCHA Coach of the Year
Matt Loen, Eau Claire, WIAC Co-Coach of the Year*
Blaise MacDonald, Colby (NESCAC), NCAA Semifinalist
Mike McShane, Norwich, NEHC Coach of the Year*
Jeff Meredith, Fredonia, SUNYAC Coach of the Year*
Don Parsons, Lebanon Valley, UCHC Coach of the Year
Brett Petersen, Gustavus Adolphus, MIAC Coach of the Year
Jim Ward, Connecticut College, NESCAC Coach of the Year
Terry Watkins, Stout, WIAC Co-Coach of the Year
* Past Jeremiah Award Winner

Previous Winners of the Edward Jeremiah Award
(Division III Coach of the Year)
1970 Sid Watson, Bowdoin
1971 Sid Watson, Bowdoin
1972 Jack Canniff, Massachusetts
1973 Jim Cross, Vermont
1974 Barry Urbanski, Boston State
1975 Wendall Forbes, Middlebury
1976 Don Roberts, Gustavus Adolphus
1977 Bill Riley, Jr., Lowell
1978 Sid Watson, Bowdoin
1979 Don Brose, Mankato State
1980 Steve Stirling, Babson
1981 Herb Hammond, Plattsburgh State
1982 Steve Stirling, Babson
1983 Mike Gibbons, Bemidji State
Peter Van Buskirk, Holy Cross
1984 Bob Peters, Bemidji State
1985 Rob Riley, Babson
1986 Terry Meagher, Bowdoin
1987 Tony Mariano, Norwich
1988 Glenn Thomaris, Elmira
1989 Terry Meagher, Bowdoin
1990 Bill Beaney, Middlebury
1991 Glenn Thomaris, Elmira
1992 Bruce Marshall, Connecticut
1993 Joe Baldarotta, WI-Stevens Point
1994 Jeff Meredith, Fredonia
1995 Bill Beaney, Middlebury
1996 Dean Talafous, WI-River Falls
1997 Mike McShane, Norwich
1998 Mike Schwartz, Augsburg
1999 Mike McShane, Norwich
2000 Mike McShane, Norwich
2001 Wayne Wilson, RIT
2002 Dan Stauber, WI-Superior
2003 George Roll, Oswego State
2004 Bill Beaney, Middlebury
2005 Terry Skrypek, St. Thomas
2006 Bill Beaney, Middlebury
2007 Ed Gosek, Oswego State
2008 Tim Coghlin, St. Norbert College
2009 Dominick Dawes, Neumann College
2010 Mike McShane, Norwich
2011 Tim Coghlin, St. Norbert College
2012 Jack Arena, Amherst College
2013 Matt Loen, UW-Eau Claire
2014 Chris Schultz, Geneseo
2015 Jack Arena, Amherst College
2016 Chris Schultz, Geneseo
Peter Belisle, UMass Boston
2017 Mike McShane, Norwich