Skidmore tabs Hutchison to lead program

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Saratoga Springs, NY -- After longtime Skidmore head coach Neil Sinclair resigned his post to begin a second stint as Middlebury's head coach, the Thoroughbreds have passed the torch to another familiar face. Skidmore College announced today that 2007 graduate Rob Hutchison will return to the institution as their new head hockey coach. 

Hutchison takes the helm at Skidmore after a six year run as head coach of his prep school Alma Mater, Trinity-Pawling School. A 2007 graduate of Skidmore, Hutchison starred in both hockey and baseball for the Thoroughbreds. On the ice, he appeared in 102 games, and rolled up 97 career points. He was scratched just once in his entire four year career, and led the team in total points during his sophomore and senior campaigns. Hutchison was an ECAC East Honorable Mention All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 30 points on 11 goals and 19 assists to pace the Thoroughbreds to a 16-8-2 record, their best under Sinclair. 

On the diamond, Hutchison enjoyed an illustrious career. He helped Skidmore to two NCAA tournament appearances, and holds the NCAA Division III record for stolen bases in a game with seven. He was an All-Liberty League First Team selection in 2007. 

Hutchison's exploits have twice earned him hall of fame honors at Skidmore. He was inducted in 2011 as part of the 2007 baseball team, and later enjoyed individual honors in 2014. 

The Waterville, NY native inherits a squad that is slated to return 20 players, including all-conference forward Anthony Bird. The Thoroughbreds ended the 14-15 season with a record of 4-19-3.