Date Posted:07/05/2005, 11:30AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of New Hampton School Head Coach Bill Riley (Portland, Maine) as their new assistant men's ice hockey coach. The hiring replaces four-year assistant Jamie Dumont, who accepted a position at the University of Maine-Orono in May.
Riley, a 1999 graduate of Colby College, earned the Jack Kelley Coaches' Award and served as an assistant captain for the Mules his senior season. Riley has served as the boy's varsity ice hockey associate head coach of the New Hampton School for the past three years, competing in the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association (NEPSIHA), competing against the top Division I and Division II prep schools in New England.
In addition to his coaching experience at New Hampton, Riley has also coached at several prestigous camps, including the USA Hockey Select 14 & 16 National Camp with USA Hockey's Mark Tabrum and the Junior Prep Hockey Camp with Detroit Red Wings coach Barry Smith.
"It is a privilege to welcome Bill Riley to the Bowdoin Athletic Dept. and the Men's Hockey program," says head coach Terry Meagher. "Coach Riley's experience, coaching skills, appreciation of NESCAC principles as well as his passion for the game will serve Bowdoin and our athletes well. He will follow one of the most respected assistant coaches we have had at Bowdoin and brings many of the same qualities to this campus. I should also note that is wonderful to have a member of one of New England's most celebrated hockey families joining our staff. The Riley family's legacy as athletes, coaches and officials is legendary."