For leading Norwich University into the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockley Championships, Mike McShane has been named winner of the Edward Jeremiah Award as the CCM/AHCA College Division Men's Coach of the Year. It is the fifth such honor for McShane who also captured this award in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2010.
Norwich enters Friday's NCAA semifinal in Utica against Adrian College on a 23-game unbeaten streak (21-0-2) and bringing a 25-1-3 overall record to the event. In 36 years as a head coach, McShane is 720-341-67 in 36 years spent at Norwich (22 years), Providence (9) and St. Lawrence (5).
This year, for leading Norwich University to its 18th regular season title in the past 19 seasons, Mike McShane was recognized as the NEHC Coach of the Year by his peers. His Cadets squad rank in the top ten nationally in both team offense (4.28 g/gm—8th) and team defense (1.72 g/gm—3rd). Norwich led the NEHC in scoring offense (4.44 g/gm), scoring defense (1.44 g/gm), power play (29.5%) and special teams net (+16). McShane also notched his 700th career win this season, becoming only the seventh coach in NCAA hockey history at any level to amass the 700 mark.
A native of Wakefield, MA, McShane was an outstanding forward for Charlie Holt in the University of New Hampshire Class of 1971. He got his start in coaching at the New Hampton School and as an assistant at Dartmouth College before launching his head coaching career at St. Lawrence.
The Edward Jeremiah Award is named in honor of the great Dartmouth College head coach and was first presented in 1970. McShane was assisted this year by Steve Mattson, Alec Thieda, Bryce Currier and Cap Raeder. The runner-up for the Jeremiah Award was Rob Haberbusch of Hamilton College.
The Coach of the Year Awards are chosen by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA).
Winners will receive their awards at the annual AHCA Celebration of Men's Ice Hockey Banquet, held in conjunction with the AHCA Convention in Naples, FL. This year's banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26.
The CCM AHCA COACH of the YEAR AWARDS are sponsored by CCM HOCKEY and chosen by members of the AMERICAN HOCKEY COACHES ASSOCIATION. CCM is the legendary hockey brand dedicated to the endless pursuit of performance by delivering game-changing, head-to-toe innovative hockey equipment to players worldwide.
Previous Winners of the Edward Jeremiah Award
(Division III Coach of the Year)
|1970||Sid Watson, Bowdoin||1994||Jeff Meredith, Fredonia|
|1971||Sid Watson, Bowdoin||1995||Bill Beaney, Middlebury|
|1972||Jack Canniff, Massachusetts||1996||Dean Talafous, WI-River Falls|
|1973||Jim Cross, Vermont||1997||Mike McShane, Norwich|
|1974||Barry Urbanski, Boston State||1998||Mike Schwartz, Augsburg|
|1975||Wendall Forbes, Middlebury||1999||Mike McShane, Norwich|
|1976||Don Roberts, Gustavus Adolphus||2000||Mike McShane, Norwich|
|1977||Bill Riley, Jr., Lowell||2001||Wayne Wilson, RIT|
|1978||Sid Watson, Bowdoin||2002||Dan Stauber, WI-Superior|
|1979||Don Brose, Mankato State||2003||George Roll, Oswego State|
|1980||Steve Stirling, Babson||2004||Bill Beaney, Middlebury|
|1981||Herb Hammond, Plattsburgh State||2005||Terry Skrypek, St. Thomas|
|1982||Steve Stirling, Babson||2006||Bill Beaney, Middlebury|
|1983||Mike Gibbons, Bemidji State||2007||Ed Gosek, Oswego State|
|Peter Van Buskirk, Holy Cross||2008||Tim Coghlin, St. Norbert College|
|1984||Bob Peters, Bemidji State||2009||Dominick Dawes, Neumann College|
|1985||Rob Riley, Babson||2010||Mike McShane, Norwich|
|1986||Terry Meagher, Bowdoin||2011||Tim Coghlin, St. Norbert College|
|1987||Tony Mariano, Norwich||2012||Jack Arena, Amherst College|
|1988||Glenn Thomaris, Elmira||2013||Matt Loen, UW-Eau Claire|
|1989||Terry Meagher, Bowdoin||2014||Chris Schultz, Geneseo|
|1990||Bill Beaney, Middlebury||2015||Jack Arena, Amherst College|
|1991||Glenn Thomaris, Elmira||2016||Chris Schultz, Geneseo
Peter Belisle, UMass Boston
|1992||Bruce Marshall, Connecticut||2017||Mike McShane, Norwich|
|1993||Joe Baldarotta, WI-Stevens Point|