ASTON, Pa. – Neumann University Director of Athletics
and Recreation Chuck Sack has announced the hiring
of Gina Kearns as the head women's ice
hockey coach for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.
"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Gina to the Neumann University community. She conveyed an exciting vision, and tremendous energy and enthusiasm for this opportunity," says Sack. "Her knowledge and passion for ice hockey and new media programming will serve her well in this position."
Kearns comes to Neumann most recently from Penn State University where she served the Assistant Women's Ice Hockey Coach. Since 2011, Kearns has been the recruiting coordinator, offensive coordinator as well as arranging team housing and volunteer opportunities.
Kearns was also responsible for all of the social media updates
for Penn State women's hockey during the 2011-12 season.
Kearns is no stranger to Neumann. She was an assistant coach for the women's program for two seasons, 2009-2011, under head coaches Matt Kennedy and Casey Handrahan.
"It is a dream come true to return to Neumann University to take on the roles of Head Women's Hockey Coach and Athletic New Media Coordinator," says Kearns. "A sincere thank you to Chuck Sack, Sr. Marguerite, and David Brownlee for this amazing opportunity."
Kearns, who played boys high school hockey for Interboro High School and went on to an unbelievable career at Boston University. While at BU, Gina finished as the all-time leading scorer for the Terriers, tallying 52 goals and 50 assists for 102 points in her four year career. She was also a three-year captain for BU Head Coach Brian Durocher. She was the first three-year captain in program history. She also is the first player to score 50 goals and record 100 points in a career.
Kearns is the seventh head coach for the women's ice hockey program at Neumann, which is now in its 14th season.