HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey head coach Rick Seeley has announced that Cassie Turner has been promoted to associate head coach. Turner joined the Bobcats’ coaching staff in 2008.
“I am very excited about Cassie’s commitment to Quinnipiac Women’s Ice Hockey,” head coach Rick Seeley said. “She is truly one of the great coaches in our game. She represents Quinnipiac University with class and dignity. Our student-athletes have immense respect for her, both as a coach and a role model. I feel very fortunate to have someone of this caliber working by my side.”
Turner came to Quinnipiac from ECAC Hockey opponent Colgate where she coached the Red Raiders for a year. Previous to that season, Turner coached at Division III Elmira College for two seasons after a two-year stint with the Toronto Aeros of the National Women’s Hockey League.
Turner is a former stand-out student-athlete at Brown, where she helped the Bears to two Ivy League and ECAC Hockey Championships, before also leading the team to the NCAA Finals. Turner was a two-time All-Ivy League and All-ECAC First Team as well as being named to the New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team.
Turner also gained international experience as a member of the Gold Medal-winning Ontario Under-18 National Team. Following Graduation, Turner's playing career continued as she won the Air Canada Cup Championship in 2003 as a member of the Team Canada Under-22 team. In 2003-04, Turner helped the Toronto Aeros of the NWHL to the regular season championship before clinching the Esso Women's National Championship. The following season, the Aeros would repeat as national champions as Turner was named the Most Sportsmanlike Player.
Turner graduated from Brown University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and earned a master's degree in education from Elmira College in 2007.