HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald has announced that Paul Nemetz-Carlson has been named assistant coach of the women’s ice hockey team. Nemetz-Carlson returns to Quinnipiac, where he served as an assistant coach during the team’s inaugural 2001-02 season. Nemetz-Carlson joins the Bobcats coaching staff after previously serving as an assistant coach for Yale from 2008 to 2011.
"The fact that someone of Paul's caliber was available, and he was excited about returning to Quinnipiac, is a major step forward for our program,” said head coach Rick Seeley. “I expect Paul's experience and creativity to impact our offense and powerplay immediately."
During his time at Yale, Nemetz-Carlson served as the principal goaltending coach and director of the team’s penalty-kill unit, as well as serving as the team’s recruiting coordinator. During the 2010-11 season, Nemetz-Carlson’s hard work paid off, as Yale’s goaltender, Jackee Snikeris, earned the 2010-11 ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year award.
Prior to his position at Yale, Nemetz-Carlson was the head coach of both the women’s ice hockey and women’s golf program at Division III Elmira College from 2003 to 2008. As the ice hockey coach, he held a remarkable record of 102-32-6 against Division I and III teams, winning three ECAC West Championships, as well as four NCAA Division III tournament appearances, two NCAA final fours, and a 2005 NCAA Division III finalist. He is a two-time American Hockey Coaches Association Coach of the Year finalist, earning recognition in 2005 and 2008. While at Elmira, Nemetz-Carlson coached and/or recruited six players who earned All-American honors, including the 2005 and 2009 Division III National Player of the Year.
Nemetz-Carlson is a 1998 graduate of Bates College where he was the captain and president of the Bates College Ice Hockey Club.