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Penn State Women’s Hockey Hires Jeff Kampersal As New Head Coach

Penn State has another coach from Princeton coming to Pegula Ice Arena with hopes of turning a program into  national contender.

Jeff Kampersal will leave his alma mater Princeton after 21 seasons to become Penn State women’s hockey’s second coach in program history. He helped the Tigers to a pair of Ivy League Championships and NCAA Tournament berths in 2006 and 2016. He’s fifth among active coaches in wins with 327. He also has experience coaching at the international level with the United States U-18 National Team.

“Jeff has developed one of the nation’s top women’s hockey programs at Princeton and is among the sport’s most respected and successful coaches,” Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said. “He’s a perfect fit for our promise of preparing students for a lifetime of impact. We are excited about the experience and leadership Jeff will bring to Penn State and look forward to building the women’s hockey program into one that competes for championships.”

Kampersal takes over for Josh Brandwene, who retired after a tenure filled with controversy and a lack of success. Brandwene, the first coach of the Nittany Lions, compiled a 49-111-20 record with just one winning season through five years.

“We will continue to search for great student-athletes eager to win in the classroom and on the ice, in the nation’s best college hockey facility, Pegula Ice Arena,” Kampersal said. “I am really looking forward to meeting the team, setting the standards, and taking this young program to the next level.”

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Steve Connelly is a senior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tries to be a photographer sometimes despite one of his photos inspiring the name of his future sports bar, the Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.


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