Alex Dawes served as interim assistant coach during 2014-15
Assistant coach Gina Kearns returns to Neumann University; Alex Dawes to serve as interim assistant coach for 2014-15
Utica's Alex Dawes officially joins Nittany Lion women's hockey July 29
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Alex Dawes enters his third year at Penn State, his first as an assistant coach and the director of operations. A 2012 graduate of Utica, he served as assistant coach/director of hockey operations for the Pioneer men's team (2009-12).
At Penn State, Dawes is a member of the on-ice coaching staff with the team. (main responsibilities include working with the defensemen, the penalty kill, and video coaching) He also oversees the day-to-day operation of the program including game scheduling, away trip management, home game day coordination, and hockey technology.
While at Utica, Dawes primarily oversaw the day-to-day operations of the men's hockey team and helped develop scouting reports and video breakdowns. Additionally, Dawes assisted in Utica's recruiting efforts and the team's expenditures.
During his time at UC, the Pioneers improved every season, going from a 8-14-4 record in 2009-10 to a 21-6-1 record in 2012-13 en route to the NCAA Division III Semifinals. Dawes also played a part in Utica College's fundraising effort.
Prior to Utica, Dawes spent his freshman year, 2008-09, at Vermont as the director of hockey operations. That year, the Catamounts reached the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time since 1996 as he created all video breakdowns and was responsible for logistical and physical operations.