Mark Taylor of Hobart College Is Jeremiah Award Winner As 2022-23 AHCA Division II-III Men’s Coach of the Year
For leading Hobart College into the NCAA Men’s Division III Frozen Four at Endicott College, Mark Taylor has been named winner of the 2023 Edward Jeremiah Award as the CCM/AHCA Division III Men’s Coach of the Year. For Taylor and the Satesmen, who take on host Endicott in a 7:00 p.m. semifinal on Friday, this is the first such award.
Taylor, the 2023 New England Hockey Conference Coach of the Year, guided the Statesmen to a 27-2-0 record entering the national semifinals. The 27 wins are the most in a single season in program history. The Statesmen went 19-0-0 on home ice this season on its way to capturing their second consecutive NEHC regular season title with a 16-2-0 mark in conference play. The Statesmen then defeated Babson 5-1 to claim the NEHC tournament title.
Taylor’s charges are first in the nation in scoring defense (1.18) and winning percentage (.929). The Statesmen are fourth in the nation in scoring margin (+2.82). Hobart is eighth in the nation in penalty-killing percentage (.894) and 18th in power-play percentage (.226). Taylor has guided the Statesmen to four straight 20 wins seasons and 20 consecutive winning seasons. His career record stands at 376-174-54. The Statesmen have been selected to eight straight NCAA tournaments and 12 overall. This is Hobart’s fourth trip to the national semifinals.
Now in his 23rd year, Mark Taylor continues to add to his reputation as the most successful coach in Hobart hockey history. Entering the national semifinals, he has compiled a record of 376-174-54 (.698), while earning 12 NCAA Tournament bids and four trips to the national semifinals (2006, 2009, 2019, 2023). He has been named the conference’s coach of the year eight times, earning recognition from the ECAC West six times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2015 and 2016) and the NEHC twice (2022, 2023).
A tremendous motivator and recruiter all of Hobart’s All-Americans. Five Statesmen have earned conference player of the year award recognition under Taylor’s leadership.
A 1985 graduate of Elmira College, Taylor was the Soaring Eagles MVP and an All-ECAC selection as a senior. He transferred to Elmira after a pair of National Junior College athletic Association Championships at SUNY Canton, earning All-American defenseman honors for the Northstars.
A native of Canton, N.Y., Taylor and his wife, Lauren, have three sons, Alexander, Dylan, and Jonathan. The Edward Jeremiah Award is named in honor of the great Dartmouth College head coach and was first presented in 1970. Taylor was assisted this year by Tom Fiorentino. The runner-up for this year’s Jeremiah Award was R.J. Tolan of Endicott College.
Mandigo was assisted this year by Ashley Salerno. The runner-up for this year's award was Chris Baudo of Nazareth College.
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|Winners of the Edward Jeremiah Award
CCM/AHCA 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|
|2018||Blaise MacDonald, Colby College|
|2019||Tyler Krueger, UW-Stevens Point|
|2020||Cam Ellsworth, Norwich|
|2022||Adam Krug, Adrian College|
|2023||Mark Taylor, Hobart College|