Yale Alum Adams Named Head Coach at Southern Maine

July 29, 2004

Gorham, ME - Former Yale women's hockey player Amanda Adams '97 has been named the new head coach at the University of Southern Maine.

Adams, who spent the past year working on her master's degree in education at the University of Denver, becomes the fourth head coach in the seven-year history of the Huskies program.

"I am honored and thrilled to have been selected as the next head coach of the USM women's ice hockey team. Southern Maine has been a school I've had my eye on for quite some time," commented Adams.

An American Studies major at Yale, she was the first recipient of the "Bulldog Award," given annually to a player for team spirit in 1997. She tallied 12 goals and 13 assists during her playing career.

After graduating from Yale, Adams began her collegiate coaching career at the University of Maine as an assistant coach during the 1998-99 season. She moved on to Minnesota State University - Mankato as an assistant coach for the 1999-2000 season before being named the first head coach of the Quinnipiac program in 2000. Quinnipiac played a limited schedule as a club team during the 2000-2001 campaign as Adams laid the foundation for the Bobcats' first varsity season in 2001-2002. She guided them to a 3-27-2 overall mark during their inaugural Division I season.