UMD Tabs Crowell for Women’s Hockey Job
Maura Crowell is the 2nd Head Coach in UMD Women's Hockey History
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The University of Minnesota Duluth’s search for a new Women’s Hockey coach lasted less than a month.
UMD announced Harvard Associate Head Coach Maura Crowell was the pick to replace Shannon Miller.
Crowell officially becomes the 2nd head coach in program history May 1st. However, Athletic Director Josh Berlo introduced his new hire at a press conference Friday.
Crowell has the experience Berlo was looking for. She played at Colgate and has coached on the Division I and Division III levels.
“Maura’s body of work is very strong,” said Berlo. “Her coaching experience, her playing experience, her progressive experience at different insitutions.”
The new coach promised to play an aggressive style of hockey to UMD, and says the players are on board and ready to get going.
“It’s been a great day,” said Crowell. “I’m psyched to be here and (the players) seem excited to move on. I want to make these girls great role models in the community as well as having success on the ice. I think they go hand in hand.”
Crowell brings more than a decade of experience to the Bulldogs. She started out as an Assistant Coach at Connecticut College before taking the head job at U–Mass Boston where she won 73 games in five seasons.
From there, she spent three seasons as an Assistant at Harvard before taking over on an interim basis in 2013-14.
Last year as an Associate Head Coach, Crowell helped lead the Crimson to the Frozen Four.
Crowell’s contract with UMD is for five years worth $775,000 in base salary. She’ll earn $140,000 next season, up to $170,000 in the last year of the contract.