King, Looney, Hanson to Lead Women's Under-18 Team in 2009-10
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Katie King, three-time Olympian and head women's ice hockey coach at Boston College, will serve as head coach of the 2009-10 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Program. Meanwhile, Shelley Looney, two-time Olympian and girls'/women's hockey director for the New Jersey Colonials, and Catherine Hanson, former U.S. Women's National team member and assistant women's ice hockey coach at The Ohio State University, will serve as assistant coaches.
In 2008-09, her second season at the helm of the Boston College women's ice hockey team, King led the Eagles to a second-place finish in Hockey East, as well as an NCAA tournament appearance. Prior to being named the head coach, King served four years as an assistant coach for the Eagles.
Looney, who played for Team USA from 1992-2005, including at both the 1998 and 2002 Olympic Winter Games, is currently in her third year as the girls'/women's hockey director for the New Jersey Colonials youth hockey organization. She previously served as an assistant coach for the University of Vermont women's ice hockey team (2004-05), as well as the U.S. National Under-17 Team within USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (2003-04).
Hansen, who played for the U.S. Women's National Program from 1998-2000, recently completed her seventh season as an assistant coach at Ohio State, where she was responsible for the team's defense. Prior to joining the Buckeye staff, she spent time as an assistant coach at Wayne State University (2001-02) and Colgate University (1999-2000). In addition, she has served as a coach at USA Hockey Girls Select Player Development Camps since 2002.