FOND DU LAC, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com)
– Jamie Kivi
, an assistant coach with the St. Norbert College for the past two seasons, has been named the new head women's ice hockey coach at Marian University, Director of Athletics Jason Murphy
announced today, April 4.
Kivi, a native of Green Bay, will take the reins of a growing Marian program after helping St. Norbert establish a women's ice hockey program from scratch and compiling an impressive .500 record in the ever-competitive Northern College Hockey Association in its first two seasons of existence.
“I am excited to announce the hiring of Jamie Kivi
as our new women's hockey coach at Marian,” Director of Athletics Jason Murphy
said. “She was successful as a player at a top-notch Division III program in Elmira and she understands what it takes to build a young program from her experience at St. Norbert. We feel her past experiences and successes will be a valuable asset to our program.”
As the full-time assistant at St. Norbert, Kivi was involved in all aspects of the program, primarily the recruiting efforts, the analyzing of game statistics and player performance, and the preparation of the defensive strategies.
While at St. Norbert, the Green Knights compiled a 25-25-4 overall record in two seasons, qualifying for the NCHA tournament each year. She coached three players named to the All-NCHA team, three others that earned honorable mention accolades, and two All-Rookie team members.
For the past two seasons, Kivi has also been a head girls' coach in the Wisconsin Elite Hockey League and has spent numerous years coaching at college showcase camps and the USA Hockey regional camps.
Prior to joining St. Norbert's staff, Kivi was a standout defensemen for Division III Elmira College in New York where she led her team to three ECAC West conference titles and three Division III Frozen Four appearances.
She was twice named Reebok First Team All-American and was a finalist for the Hurd Award, given by the American Hockey Coaches Association to the Division III Women's Player of the Year.