OWINGS MILLS, Md. - A member of the inaugural Stevenson women's ice hockey team, Tori Emoff has been named the head women's ice hockey coach at Stevenson University, Director of Athletics Brett Adams announced on Wednesday. Emoff, who becomes the third head coach in program history, has spent the last two seasons as the assistant coach at Trine University. She begins her tenure on July 8.
"I am incredibly honored to be able to return to my alma mater as the head coach of the women's hockey program," Emoff said. "I would like to thank Athletic Director, Brett Adams, for offering me the opportunity to lead the Mustangs to continued success. I am eager to get back to campus and excited to start working with the team.
I would also like to thank my former boss, Tom Hofman, for jump-starting my career and giving me the opportunity to coach at the collegiate level. I would also like to thank my coach, Tracy Johnson, for the years of physical and mental development she has invested in me. Without their support and guidance I would not be where I am today."
At Trine, Emoff helped guide the Thunder in their inaugural season in 2017-18 before assisting the team to 10 wins in the program's second season. While at Trine, Emoff was responsible for creating and conducting practice plans and off-ice workouts. She oversaw recruiting for the program and was responsible for the defensive side of the bench.
"Coach Emoff comes into our program with a lot more veteran experience than simply a very successful assistant coach from another school," said Adams. "Tori was a part of our very first program. She saw an opportunity as a young student-athlete to come to a brand new program and watch that program accelerate from a start-up to the pinnacle of conference success.
|Emoff played for Stevenson from 2012-16|
She then took hockey into the community and helped start a program at St. Tim's, a private school in our area and then went on to Trine, another start-up program and has done a fantastic job there. It was important to me to have our program take that next step and that next step is bringing it full circle and having one of our very own, a great woman leader and great hockey person take our program to the next level."
Prior to Trine, Emoff served as the co-head coach of St. Timothy's Catholic High School girls' varsity ice hockey for a year. For the past two seasons, she has co-coached Team Indiana.
A three-year captain and inaugural member of the Stevenson women's ice hockey team, Emoff appeared in 96 career games on defense, which ranks tied for sixth in program history. She led the Mustangs to a 23-3-1 record and the inaugural Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) championship in her senior season when she posted a program-best plus-24 rating. During that season she was named an All-CHC First Team selection and to the CHC All-Tournament Team. In four seasons, Emoff finished with 31 points on nine goals and 22 assists while netting six power play goals and a plus-14 rating.