Andrew McPhee enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Endicott women’s ice hockey program in 2020-21, but seventh season overall with the program as he took over in 2014 for the last year of club hockey before the Gulls obtained varsity status. Last season, Endicott went 25-2-0 overall and 16-0-0 in conference play. The Gulls captured their second CHC Championship and made their second NCAA Tournament appearance as well.
In the team’s second NCAA Division III varsity season, McPhee led Endicott to a 22-4-1 overall record and a 11-1-0 mark in conference play, which included capturing the program’s first-ever CHC regular season championship. The Gulls advanced to the CHC title game for the second straight season, but fell 3-1 to Morrisville State at home. Endicott started the year with a 13-game unbeaten streak from October 28, 2016 to January 8, 2017. That streak marked the longest unbeaten streak to start the 2016-17 campaign for any program across all three NCAA Divisions. Along with that, the Gulls finished the year ranked No. 8 in the final D3hockey.com national poll, and No. 10 in the final USCHO.com poll. Lastly, Endicott finished the year as the NCAA statistical champion in penalty kill percentage (68-for-71, 95.8%).
In the program’s first campaign at the varsity level, McPhee guided the Gulls to an appearance in the CHC championship game, a 14-7-4 overall record and an 11-1-2 mark in conference play.
Prior to Endicott, McPhee compiled 14 years of coaching experience under his belt including nine years as head coach of a top-10 NCAA Division III program at Trinity (Conn.) and three years at NCAA Division I Brown University as first assistant.
McPhee inherited a Bantams program at Trinity that was in transition from club to varsity status and built it into one of the premier teams in NCAA Division III. McPhee was named NESCAC Coach of the Year two times (2005, 2008) and AHCA Regional Coach of the Year three times (2005, 2008, 2010), 13 All-NESCAC players, two NESCAC Players of the Year, three All-Americans, and one NCAA Division III National Player of the Year. In 2009-10, McPhee led the Bantams to a program-best 21-win season, a .786 win-percentage, and Trinity’s first-ever bid into the NCAA Tournament.
The 2009-10 season also saw two of McPhee’s players earn a spot on the All-American team including goalie Isabel Iwachiw who was the Laura Hurd Award winner, given to the top player in all of NCAA Division III women’s ice hockey.
During his three seasons as an assistant coach at Brown, McPhee aided in all aspects of running a highly competitive Division I hockey program including making line-up decisions, game strategy, prospect evaluation, and player development. In his first season with the Bears, Brown qualified for postseason play for the first time in six years with an ECAC Tournament bid.
In addition to his expertise behind the bench, McPhee is a proven teacher of the values in excelling as a student and as a member of a highly-competitive athletic program. Twenty-five of his scholar-athletes were awarded NESCAC All-Academic honors during his tenure at Trinity.
McPhee was a member of the NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Championship Committee from 2008-11 and is an active member of both the American Hockey Coaches Association and the American Women’s Hockey Coaches Association. McPhee has also spent time as the head coach and evaluator at numerous women’s hockey camps across the country.
McPhee earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Middlebury in 1998 where he was a dual-sport athlete in both football and baseball. He started his coaching career with the Panthers, serving as an assistant coach with the women’s ice hockey, football, and baseball programs. In 2000, the women’s ice hockey program won their first NCAA Championship with a 27-2-1 season.
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