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Junior Andrew Sturtz becomes the fourth Nittany Lion in program history to sign an NHL contract forgoing his senior season
The Nittany Lions play at the Three Rivers Classic on Dec. 27-28
Penn State hosts Robert Morris on Sat., Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
Four freshmen, one sophomore to join Nittany Lions for 2013-14 season
Head coach Guy Gadowsky and members of the team met with the media Monday, Oct. 8
Matt Lindsay begins his fifth season with the Nittany Lion varsity program for the 2016-17 season. Lindsay has 15 years of college hockey coaching experience.
Lindsay plays a vital role in the Nittany Lion game planning as well as recruiting. Lindsay’s connections in multiple leagues spanning North America allow Penn State to recruit the best student-athletes to Hockey Valley.
AT PENN STATE
Lindsay has witnessed the rise of the program since it’s inception into the NCAA Division I ranks during the 2012-13 season. He has served a crucial role as the Lions have improved their win total each of the past three seasons while advancing to the Big Ten semifinals twice in those three years.
The 2015-16 campaign saw the Nittany Lions break several single-season team records while eclipsing the 20-win plateau for the first time in program history. Penn State set numerous offensive records including most goals (140), assists (226), points (366), shots (1,579), goals/gm (3.68) and shots/gm (41.55) to go along with a program-best 21 victories.
During the 2014-15 season, Lindsay helped guide the Nittany Lions to a record season in terms of overall wins (18), conference wins (10) and developing Penn State’s first NHL player, Casey Bailey.
For the 2013-14 campaign, Lindsay aided the Nittany Lions during the Big Ten Conference’s first season. Penn State, which faced seven NCAA tournament teams and three Frozen Four participants, capped its season with a 2-1 double-overtime victory against Michigan in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
In 2012-13, the assistant coach helped lead the Nittany Lions to a 13-14-0 record during their inaugural NCAA Division I season. Lindsay helped guide Penn State to several marquee victories, including wins against three future Big Ten opponents (Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin).
From 2007-11, Lindsay served as an assistant coach at Princeton, where he helped guide the Tigers to two NCAA tournament appearances (2008, 2009) and the 2008 ECAC and Ivy league Championships.
In 2009 the Princeton Tigers also set the school-record for wins with 22.
PRIOR COLLEGE COACHING
Before his time at Princeton, Lindsay spent the 2006-07 season as an assistant coach at Robert Morris.
With the Colonials, Lindsay served as the team’s video coordinator and helped with recruiting. He joined Robert Morris’ staff following one season as a volunteer assistant coach at Colorado College, where he handled video, pre-scouting and one-ice responsibilities.
Before Colorado College, Lindsay served three seasons (2002-05) as an assistant coach at Hobart College and one season (2001-02) in the same capacity at Utica College.
Lindsay, who graduated from Williams College in 2001, earned the William E. McCormick “Coaches” Award as a senior. The award is presented to a member of the hockey team who best exemplifies leadership, loyalty, a selfless devotion to the team, a youthful delight in the game of hockey and, above all, a strong commitment to community service.