Wood and Jones Named Women's Ice Hockey Interim co-Head Coaches

DURHAM, N.H.Marty Scarano, the 14th-year Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire, announced Wednesday that Jamie Wood and Stephanie Jones will serve as interim co-head coaches of the UNH women's ice hockey team for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. 

"We have complete confidence in both Jamie and Stephanie," Scarano said. "They each bring considerable talents to this difficult situation. I believe the student-athletes will be best served by utilizing both coaches' skills and experiences."

Wood, a 1994 graduate of Middlebury College, joined the New Hampshire women's ice hockey coaching staff in June 2010 as an associate head coach. The Wildcats have compiled a 45-64-11 overall record since he joined the program, and that includes 7-10-2 this season. Prior to coming to UNH, Wood was an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota for two years and helped the Golden Gophers reach the Frozen Four in both 2009 and 2010. His other coaching experience includes Elmira College head coach; Wood guided the Soaring Eagles to a 49-5-3 record and a national championship both seasons ('02 and '03). 

Jones, a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats who graduated in 2005, joined the UNH coaching staff as an assistant coach in summer 2006. In seven-plus years with Jones on the bench, the 'Cats have a 149-87-27 overall record with three Hockey East regular-season and tournament titles (2007-08-09) and four NCAA tournament appearances (2007-08-09-10). Prior to returning to her alma mater, Jones was an assistant coach at Colgate University for one season (2006).

New Hampshire resumes play Jan. 10, 2014 at home against Providence College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.

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