The Boston Pride have found a successor to former Team President Hayley Moore in Nagano Olympian Colleen Coyne. The Pride announced Coyne as the team’s new president today.
In addition to winning gold in Nagano, Coyne, a shutdown defender during her playing career, won silver in three IIHF World Championships in the 1990s (1992, 1994, 1997). It’s worth noting that she would have been on more Team USA rosters if there were more Worlds tournaments in the 1990s. She had 12 points in 15 games of Worlds competition from the blue line, three of which were goals.
Coyne has been deeply involved in the game since leaving the ice. In 2005, she was elected to the USA Hockey Board of Directors and has served on the Executive Committee. Coyne is also a current member of the Women’s National Team Advisory Committee.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Pride at this exciting moment for women’s hockey and the NWHL,” said Coyne. “The staff is world-class and the team is packed with talent. Having just won a second Isobel Cup, expectations are high and I look forward to building on all that momentum as we lay the groundwork for another strong season.”
Coyne will oversee business and hockey operations for the Pride which means working closely with general manager Karilyn Pilch and head coach Paul Mara who recently led the team to its second Isobel Cup — and first since the NWHL’s inaugural season.
“Colleen’s experience as both an elite player and business executive makes her an ideal leader for our club,” said Miles Arnone, Chairman of the Pride in the team’s release. “We have ambitious plans to grow and innovate and I look forward to working with her.”