HANOVER, N.H. — Head coach Mark Hudak and the Dartmouth women's hockey program announced on Tuesday the addition of Josh Liegl to the coaching staff. Liegl was a volunteer assistant with the Big Green last season, and previously was on the Ohio State women's hockey team's coaching staff for three years.
“We are very excited to have Josh Liegl join Dartmouth and our women’s hockey team,"said. "Josh brings a great deal of experience with him which will benefit us all. I have known Josh for a number of years; he is well respected by all those in the collegiate hockey community, and we are fortunate to have someone of his quality join the Big Green.”
In 2011-12, Liegl worked with the Dartmouth goaltenders through on-ice practice and video development sessions. Also in 2011, he served as the video coach for the USA Hockey Women's National Team at the Four Nations Cup. The women's team earned the gold medal at the Cup.
Liegl was an assistant women's hockey coach at The Ohio State University from 2008-2011. He coordinated all aspects of team travel; air and bus travel, hotel details, meal planning and budget. Liegl evaluated the recruitment of potential student-athletes, and assisted the coaching staff in all aspects of program operations and mentoring student-athletes. During his time with the Buckeyes, the team was a WCHA Final Faceoff participant in 2010, and had multiple players earn All-WCHA honors.
From 2006-08, Liegl was an assistant coach for the RPI women's hockey team. The program reached the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals in the inaugural season of conference membership in 2006-07. He helped reduce goals against from 99 (2006-07) to 73 (2007-08).
He was an assistant women's hockey coach at Colgate from 2004-06. The program had consecutive winning seasons in ECAC Hockey play during his time. Prior to Colgate, Liegl was an assistant coach on the Findlay women's hockey team from 2002-04. He started his coaching career as an assistant at American International College in 2001.
Liegl graduated from Marian College in 2000 with a degree in business management. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Sabres and was a Second Team All-Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association goaltender in 1998-99. He was a team captain for two seasons and the team MVP in 1996-97 and 1997-98.