BOSTON, Mass. – Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs Charlie Titus has named Lindsay Berman the interim women's ice hockey coach at the University of Massachusetts Boston effective immediately.
"Lindsay Berman spent time on our coaching staff in the past, and she worked extremely hard for us. It is wonderful to witness an assistant coach leave to get more and different experiences, then return to lead the team she formerly assisted with. I am excited that coach Berman has this opportunity, and I am confident that she will be outstanding in her new role," said Titus.
A former assistant coach for the Beacons, Berman spent the 2014-15 campaign at Division I Brown University, where she served as the top assistant. Berman replaces former head coach Colleen Harris, who stepped down from the program earlier this summer.
A standout player at Northeastern University, Berman played an integral part in the Beacons success from 2011-14. During that span, the UMass Boston appeared in three ECAC East Tournament quarterfinal games, and one semi-final game in 2014. It was also during the 2013-14 campaign, that UMass hoisted the program's first Codfish Bowl Tournament championship.
"It is an honor and a privilege to be able to return to UMass Boston as head coach of the women's hockey program. I want to thank Charlie Titus, Terry Condon, Cheryl Aaron and the entire UMass Boston Athletic Department for this wonderful opportunity. I'm thrilled to be back in the great city of Boston where it all started for me," said Berman.
While at Brown, Berman helped guide Bears to a Mayor's Cup victory over crosstown rival Providence College, and a to a 3-2 record against Hockey East opponents. During her first stint with the Beacons, Berman was responsible for implementing practice plans, as well as breaking down video, coordinating recruiting visits, and planning team travel.
"I am excited to continue to build upon the success and progress of the women's hockey program, and I am eager to collaborate with our student-athletes, who work tirelessly in the classroom, on the ice, and in the community," added Berman.
As a player, Berman played in 135 career games from 2006-10 at Northeastern. She was a team captain, and earned a spot on the 2009 Hockey East All-Start Team that played the US national team. Berman gained one of seven spots on Northeastern's All-Decade (2002-12) team, and also garnered an invitation to the USA Under-22 National Development Camp in 2008.
A 2011 graduate of Northeastern, Berman went on to play for the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women's Hockey League from 2010-14 after her career as a Husky. Berman captained the team during the 2013-14 season, and won the league's title, the Clarkson Cup, in 2012-13.