Feb. 22, 2023 — A 3rd main piece has fallen into place
In the previous couple of weeks, some main Division I area hockey applications have seen their head teaching positions open. This afternoon, a type of positions closed.
The hiring of former Syracuse assistant coach Lynn Farquhar to grow to be the Orange’s new head coach is a roundabout journey for the previous standout at Outdated Dominion.
Farquhar was a long-time assistant to teach Ange Bradley earlier than shifting over to take over the St. Joseph’s College head teaching job. While on Hawk Hill, Farquhar did a transformative job teaching the Hawks, profitable the Atlantic 10 Coach of the 12 months 5 instances in her eight seasons. She gained the second-most video games in SJU historical past and gave the Hawks their first berths into the NCAA Division I event.
And within the event, St. Joseph’s turned a little bit of an issue for different groups to attempt to match. In 2018, their second go to to the nationwide event, the Hawks gave Michigan all it may deal with earlier than shedding 3-2. Three years later, they performed nationwide finalist Liberty powerful regardless of being shut out 2-0.
Farquhar left St. Joseph’s for a 12 months and coached at Newtown George College (Pa.), taking up the sphere hockey program and a few athletic administrative duties after former U.S. worldwide Nancy Zurn Bernardini retired after 45 years.
However now, Farquhar has circled again to Syracuse, and far will likely be anticipated from a crew that performed extraordinarily effectively over the season, shedding a bid to the Ultimate 4 in a shootout loss to Maryland.