McPhee Resigns as Trinity Women's Ice Hockey Coach
Courtesy Trinity Sports Information
HARTFORD, Conn. – Trinity College Director of Athletics Michael Renwick has announced the resignation of Andrew McPhee as head coach of the Trinity College women's ice hockey team and the appointment of assistant coach Carson Duggan as interim head coach.
McPhee built the Trinity women's ice hockey program into one of the best in all of NCAA Division III since his first year as an assistant coach in 2001 and for the last nine seasons as head coach. NCAA Quarterfinalists in 2009-10, McPhee was 100-97-17 with six post-season bids. McPhee has been hired as a women's ice hockey assistant at Brown University.
"We are extremely proud of the work Andy McPhee has done to mentor our women's ice hockey student-athletes and to build an extremely strong program. We are disappointed to see him leave, but very supportive of his decision and wish him well in his new position," said Renwick. "At the same time I am extremely excited to announce Carson Duggan as our interim head coach for the 2011-2012 academic year. I am very confident in Carson's ability to lead our program and know she will do a great job continuing to move our program in the right direction."
Duggan, an Alberta, Canada native who graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in economics, begins her second season with the Trinity women's ice hockey program. The first St. Lawrence player to score over 100 career goals, Duggan was ECAC Hockey's Co-Rookie of the Year in 2006, and a three-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic team member and was named as the Saints' 2009 Co-Bernie A. McKinnon Most Valuable Player and its 2009 Co-Martha Finch Female Athlete of the Year.
"Coach McPhee built this program from the ground up, and I am thrilled to continue that process. I am thankful for Renwick and the Trinity community for having the confidence to give me this wonderful opportunity," says Duggan. "It will be an exciting year for Trinity women's ice hockey. Our goal remains the same: to finish at or near the top of the NESCAC and contend for the NCAA Tournament."