Coleman Elevated to Full-Time Assistant Coach for Men's Ice Hockey

Coleman Elevated to Full-Time Assistant Coach for Men's Ice Hockey

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College men's ice hockey head coach Jamie Rice '90 announced that Jon Coleman will take over as the program's full-time assistant coach late last week. Coleman had served as a part-time assistant with the Beavers since 2015.

"We are thrilled to have Jon join our program as our assistant," stated Rice. "He has tremendous experience as a player having won a NCAA Championship at Boston University, representing USA Hockey as a member of the World Junior Team, and playing 13 seasons professionally. He has been helping our program the last two seasons and has played a huge role in the development and success of our team defense. Jon is a passionate teacher of the game and we could not have found a better fit for our program."

A four-year standout and two-time All-American selection at Boston University from 1993-97, Coleman tallied 114 points in 118 contests. The Terriers won 121 games, made four consecutive Division I Frozen Four appearances, and captured the program's fourth national title in 1995.

Coleman, who was selected by the Detroit Red Wings with the 48th pick of the 1993 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, completed a 13-year professional career in 2010. He played five seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) between 1997-04 and spent eight seasons playing in Europe.

"I am honored and blessed that Coach Rice and Babson have entrusted me to help lead the hockey program," said Coleman. "Since stepping foot in the locker room it is clear that the program has a deep tradition of excellence. Coach Rice's extensive knowledge of the game, combined with the genuine respect and admiration he has for his players, alums, staff and the College, truly make him one of the best in college hockey. I'm looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the program.

Coleman, who also has coaching experience at the youth and high school levels, has helped the Green and White post an overall record of 34-15-6 over the last two seasons. Additionally, his father Dave served as the head men's ice hockey coach at Babson from 1966-68.

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