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Hockey Names David Killip Director of Player Development

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 07/20/2016
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Western Michigan hockey team and head coach Andy Murray have announced the addition of David Killip to the staff as director of player development.

Killip played at Western Michigan for three seasons from 2011-14 and appeared in 47 games and served as an assistant captain his junior year before retiring due to injuries and serving his senior season as a student-assistant coach with the broncos. The Kelowna, British Columbia native graduated from Western Michigan in 2015 and served as the American Development Model director for the Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association.

"We are really excited about adding David to the staff," said Murray. "He's got a wealth of hockey knowledge and is an outstanding student. He will be a great addition to our team and help us give us the best opportunity to get the most out of our student-athletes on and off the ice."

Killip, who is also pursuing a MBA from WMU's Haworth College of Business, will assist the coaching staff in analyzing the development of the student-athletes, recognition of skill sets and areas of improvement for the team and will help monitor academic progress of the team.