Potsdam’s Jay Green claims NEWHL Coach of the Year honors

Potsdam’s Jay Green claims NEWHL Coach of the Year honors

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – After leading his team to a record-tying 12 victories, Potsdam's Jay Green has been selected the 2018 Northeast Women's Hockey League's inaugural Coach of the Year.

It's the second such honor for Green, who claimed the same accolade in the ECAC West following the 2011-12 campaign.

The NEWHL announced the honor on Wednesday, March 7. The award was voted on by the head coaches of the conference.

Now in his 11th season at Potsdam, Green, who restarted the program as a club team in 2007-08, guided the Bears to a 12-12-2 overall record and a 4-10-2 mark in the NEWHL's first season.

The 12 victories tied the program's single-season wins record and helped Potsdam to its fifth playoff appearance in the last seven seasons. The Bears allowed a program single-season low 2.27 goals-per-game this year and ranked 10th in the nation with a penalty kill of 89.7 percent.

Green's freshman goaltender Samantha White (Oceanside, Calif./Anaheim Lady Ducks) earned the conference's Rookie of the Year award, while senior captain Anna-Rose Bertin (Marathon, Ontario/Canadian International Hockey Academy) and sophomore defenseman Delphine Léonard (Montreal, Quebec/Dawson College Prep) each earned spots on the All-NEWHL Second Team.

Through 10 varsity seasons at Potsdam, Green has compiled a record of 99-133-20. His program has produced 13 all-conference players, two rookies of the year, one national rookie of the year and one professional player.