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Sean Coakley joins Morrisville State athletic staff

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Morrisville State athletic director, Greg Carroll, recently announced the addition of Sean Coakley to the men’s ice hockey staff as assistant coach for the 2007-2008 season.

Coakley comes to Morrisville State from the Cardigan Mountain School in Caanan, New Hampshire where he was a biology teacher while serving as head varsity hockey coach since 2003.

Coakley spent the 2002-2003 season as an assistant hockey coach with Ohio University, reaching the national finals, falling to eventual champion Penn State. He also coached the CSCHL Eastern all-Star team in 2003.

Prior to joining the staff at Ohio University, he served as a goalie coach for the St. Lawrence University men’s ice hockey program in between playing for the Elmira Jackals and New Haven Knights, teams within the United Hockey League. While at Ohio, Coakley earned his master’s degree in coaching education.

Coakley played hockey for St. Lawrence University, an NCAA Division I powerhouse, in goal from 1997-2000, earning his bachelor of science degree in sport and leisure studies with a minor in education in 2001. During that time, St. Lawrence won two ECAC championships and appeared in the 2000 Frozen Four. While at St. Lawrence, Coakley earned several awards, including the Kevin Dougherty Memorial Scholarship for Hockey in 1998; the Unsung Hero (James S. Street Seventh Player Award) in 2001; and was named the ECAC Goaltender of the Week twice and the NCAA Defensive Player of the Week in 1999-2000.

Coakley continues to be active in the community, working as a goaltender coach for several camps and clinics. He currently resides in Camillus, New York.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.