Plymouth State Women’s Ice Hockey coach resigns

Darcy Corson steps down after two seasons 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University is looking for a new women’s ice hockey coach following the resignation of Darcy Corson, who coached the Panthers the past two years.

            Corson resigned on Monday after two seasons on the job to pursue other professional opportunities.  She led the Panthers to a pair of 12th-place finishes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s East Conference.

            “I'd like to thank Plymouth State's Athletic Department for the opportunity to help build its women’s hockey program,” said Corson. “The 2010-11 women’s hockey team achieved its season's goal of improving the quality and competitiveness of the program, and I wish them the best of luck for the future.”

            Corson came to PSU in 2009 after spending two seasons as head girls' ice hockey coach at Milton Academy (Mass.). She previously served as an assistant girls' hockey coach at St. George's School (R.I.) and Lake Forest Academy (Ill.) Corson has been a coach at the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp in Rochester, N.Y., and she has coached at several other hockey camps, including the Brown University Elite camp.

            “We would like to thank Coach Corson for her efforts with our women’s ice hockey program,” said PSU Director of Athletics John Clark.  “She worked hard to do what is best for our student-athletes, and she played a key role in the growth of our young program and our transition to a new facility.  We wish her nothing but the best.”

            Clark indicated the search for a new coach begins immediately.  Panther assistant coach Dan Molinari will handle correspondence for the women’s ice hockey program until a new coach is hired. 

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