BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced that women's ice hockey head coach Stacy Wilson has submitted her resignation. A search for her replacement will begin immediately.
"It has been a distinct privilege and a most fulfilling professional experience to have worked with the student-athletes and the staff of Bowdoin College over the past three years," says Wilson. "Thus it is only after careful reflection on personal considerations that I have decided to return to New Brunswick, Canada. Bowdoin truly is a special and unique environment and I will look forward to visiting Brunswick to cheer on the Polar Bears in the future."
Wilson was an integral part of rebuilding the women's ice hockey program at Bowdoin. In her three seasons at the helm, the Polar Bears improved from just five wins in 2007-08 to consecutive double-digit win campaigns in 2008-09 and 2009-10. Over her last 35 games as coach of the Polar Bears, the team went 20-13-2, including a NESCAC quarterfinal victory over Williams this past winter. She finishes her time at Bowdoin with a 28-35-9 record.
"Stacy is a tremendous coach and wonderful colleague," according to Bowdoin Athletic Director Jeff Ward. "She was crucial in the rebuilding of the women's ice hockey team at Bowdoin, and the future of the program is much brighter thanks to her efforts. We will miss her."
One of the most respected women's ice hockey players in the world, Wilson was a member of the Canadian national team for nearly a decade, captaining the squad from 1995 through the 1998 Winter Olympics. She led Team Canada to the 1990 World Championship with three goals in five games and also collected gold medals in the 1992, '94 and '97 World Championships.
A native of Salisbury, New Brunswick, Wilson attended Acadia University in Nova Scotia, where she is the only female member of the school's Hockey Hall of Fame. After her playing career, she served as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota-Duluth for five seasons from 1999-2004.