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Kerry Norman Named Head Women's Hockey Coach
Kerry Norman
was named the new head women's hockey coach at Concordia. She becomes the third coach in the program's history. 

May 3, 2002   Posted 4:30 PM CST

MOORHEAD -- Concordia-Moorhead College athletic director Dr. Armin Pipho announced today that Kerry Norman has been named the new head women's ice hockey coach at Concordia College. Norman is currently the head girls' varsity coach at Northfield Mount Hermon School in western Massachusetts.

A native of Cortland, N.Y., Norman has coached at Northfield Mount Hermon since 1998. She earned her undergraduate and master's degree in Counseling and Human Development from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. As a player at St. Lawrence - an NCAA Division I school - Norman was a four year letter-winner and was on the Dean's list, while also lettering in field hockey and lacrosse. After college Norman went on to play for the Brattleboro women's senior hockey team in Brattleboro, Ver.

Norman began her coaching career at Taft School in Watertown, Conn., where she was the assistant junior varsity coach from 1997 until 1998. She was then hired as the head coach at Northfield Mount Hermon School.

Besides her coaching duties at Northfield Mount Hermon, she is also an instructor in the physical education department and serves as the chair for the Northfield Mount Hermon Parents' Council for Excellence in Athletics. Prior to working at Northfield Mount Hermon, she served as assistant athletic director at Westover School in Middlebury, Conn.

Pipho was genuinely pleased with the hiring, stating "we are very proud to have found someone with the depth of knowledge and experience that Kerry brings to the position. She has been involved in a program that has a high degree of expectations, and I am confident she will do an exceptional job of coaching at the college level."

Norman becomes the third head coach in the history of the Concordia women's hockey program. She replaces Arnie Caplan who resigned in March. The women's hockey program, which started as a club team during the 1998-99 season, has been a full-time varsity program for four full seasons. The team reached its highest point last season when it finished fourth in the MIAC and reached the league playoffs.

When reached for comment, Norman said, "I am very excited about the opportunity to take the next step and coach at the college level. I feel that Concordia will be a great school to grow as a coach and a person."

She was also excited about the chance for success in the next few years, saying, "the women's team at Concordia has made great strides in the past few years and hopefully we can continue to progress in that direction."

Along with her coaching responsibilities Norman will serve as the senior women's administrator and teach in the Health and Physical Education Department.

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