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SINCE 1976






Coaching Staff

John Caulfield , HEAD COACH

John Caulfield is in his tenth year as the head coach of the Rowan University Ice Hockey program after joining the team in 2006.

Caulfield became head coach of a new program that joined the Northeast Division of the Division II ACHA Hockey and took the program to one of the elite programs in the area and region. With his positive attitude, spirit,

and knowledge of the game, Rowan saw immediate benefits with Caulfield behind the bench. The program secured only the second playoff berth in team history while also garnering Rowan's first two playoff victories and the team's advancement to the Conference finals in his first year. The team's success in the playoffs made Coach Caulfield be tabbed to coach the GNCHC All-Star team for the 2007 season.

Caulfield's hard work and dedication has made his second year even better as the 2007/08 season saw the team have a great turnout at the ACHA showcase, have a nine game winning streak, and putting the Profs on the national spotlight with the team being ranked in the Northeast Division. The team made their second consecutive playoff appearance under Caulfield and made history by winning their Conference in dramatic fashion. Caulfield's popularity and success behind the bench had him once again be tabbed to head coach the All-Star team in 2008.

In his third season behind the bench, the team moved to the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey conference joining ranked teams such as UMBC, Temple, and Penn State as well as a move to the Southeast Division. Although the season result has not been as good as in the past with the team missing the playoffs for the first time under Caulfield, the team still made strides by being ranked in the Southeast Division and enjoying a great midseason run that saw them go 7-1-2.

The 2009 season marked another chapter for the team as they secured their own locker room facility and saw a record tryout field. With fourteen new bodies on the team, Coach Caulfield led the mostly freshman squad to an overall record of 19-8-1-1 and finishing fifth in the conference with twenty points. The team also secured a solid Southeast ranking although the most memorable moment was the first ever ACHA outdoor game held in January 2010 against UMBC. The hopeful annual NJ Outdoor Classic was a tremendous success as proceeds benefited the MS Society.

The 2010 season saw the Profs play their toughest schedule, with fifteen games against ranked teams. The Profs finished tied for fourth place in the conference making the playoffs before going out in the semi-finals as well as ranked in top fifteen in the region which now spans four straight years. In 2011, the team had one of the best seasons in accomplishments. The Profs finished second in the conference behind only Penn State and secured their first regional tournament appearance by finishing ranked 9th in the Southeast. After winning the first round game against Miami of Ohio, the Profs fell short of advancing to nationals with a loss to UMBC in overtime. In 2012, the team started the year with a 11 game winning streak and saw them being ranked as high as second in the Southeast. Their consistent play had the team made the regional's for the second straight year as well compete in the conference playoffs. In 2013, Rowan saw them start the season 11-1 before finishing the season 16-7 and being ranked in the top 10 in the Southeast and making it into the second round of the conference playoffs.

The Profs enjoyed their best season during the 2014/2015 season as the Profs finished the season with 20 wins, being ranked 5th in the region, 2nd in the conference and enjoying deep runs at both the regional's as well as the conference playoffs.

 

Michal Husek , ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH / RECRUITING

Mike Husek joined Rowan University Ice Hockey in 2006 and is entering his tenth season behind bench as Rowan's associate head coach and recruiting director. Coach Husek is responsible for the majority of the program's recruiting duties and player development which saw bring in a lot of talent to the program over the last ten years. Under his recruiting duties, the team saw an increase in incoming players from a twenty something tryout field nine years ago to seventy plus this

year. The program has enjoyed a steady new class of talented players coming in thanks to his active recruiting. He is a positive impact on the team and the program.

Coach Husek has served as the defensive coach for last nine seasons and continues to concentrate on making the Profs strive to become defensively sound. Rowan's defense has improved steadily under Coach Husek's system which has been a positive boost to the offense. Coach Husek also joined Coach Caulfield on the bench for the 2007 and 2008 All-star games.

Coach Husek graduated from the University of Scranton. His European and Canadian background brings vast knowledge of hockey knowledge to help bring a strong player talent to Rowan.

 

Alan Weiner, ASSISTANT COACH

Alan Weiner is entering his seventh season at Rowan. Coach Weiner has been part of the organization before joining the team on a full time basis, being involved in camp activities and serving as a high school liaison. Coach Weiner has been in hockey for a very long time and brings knowledge, passion, and guidance that fits the program well. He is loved among the players and the rest of the coaching staff and has

become a sensational hit among the players. His great personality and ability to communicate with players is a great asset.

Coach Weiner is responsible for the offensive side of things and helps out Coach Caulfield with special teams and other offensive duties. He is a great evaluator and understands the little things that matter.

 

Lorraine Brewer , GENERAL MANAGER

Lorri is starting her eleventh year as GM of Rowan Hockey. She has been instrumental in many of the changes to the program that is now one of the best programs on campus in attendance. Lorri has managed to revamp the team by bringing in a new coaching staff and moving the team to Division II. These changes brought immediate success as the team secured back to back league final

appearances with the team capturing the title in 2008.

Besides serving as the GM, Lorri also serves as the team mom, academic counselor, admissions representative at college showcases, compliance officer and liaison between Rowan's Sports Director and Hollydell Ice Arena. She is also responsible for building the team's schedule as well as maintaining a balanced budget each year. Lorri strives to make every player's experience at Rowan University pleasurable.

Lorri's son Fred finished his senior year at Rowan in 2010 after being part of the team for five seasons and her daughter Amanda is a Rowan graduate as well. Lorri has worked in the Office off Admissions at Rowan University for many years and has experience managing various teams throughout her career.