Paul Nemetz-Carlson, who helped revitalize the Yale program as an assistant coach in 2002-03 before spending five seasons as head coach at Elmira, returned to the Yale bench as an assistant coach for the 2008-09 season.
Nemetz-Carlson was on the Yale staff for the 2002-03 season, when the Bulldogs broke the school record for conference wins. That year he helped recruit Yale's Class of 2007, which eventually graduated with more wins than any class in school history (54).
Nemetz-Carlson then took over the Elmira program. He was a finalist for the AHCA Women's Ice Hockey Division III Coach of the Year award after leading the Soaring Eagles to a 23-6-1 record and third-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championship. That was the fourth NCAA tournament appearances for Elmira under Nemetz-Carlson's leadership, including an appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship game in 2004-05. Nemetz-Carlson's overall coaching record was 102-32-6 (.750), and he was 53-10-3 (.826) in ECAC West play. His team set the NCAA Division III record for power play goals in a season (53) in 2006-07. He also served as the women's golf coach at Elmira.
Prior to his first stint at Yale, Nemetz-Carlson was the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Quinnipiac University. A native of Williamstown, Mass., he graduated from Bates in 1998 with a degree in Latin American Studies and was captain of the ice hockey team. He then spent three years teaching and coaching at Hebron Academy in Hebron, Maine. In Nemetz-Carlson's three years with the Hebron girls' ice hockey program, the team went 49-8-3. That included the 2000 Division II New England Prep School Girls Ice Hockey Association Championship. Nemetz-Carlson was named Hockey Night in Boston's New England Women's Prep-Private Division II Coach of the Year that season. While teaching middle and upper school history, he also served as the head varsity baseball and head varsity boys' soccer coach.
At Yale Nemetz-Carlson works with the forwards.