Rob MorganHead Coach of Women’s Hockey
Rob Morgan is in his sixth season as St. Norbert College’s women’s hockey coach.
Morgan, 78-49-12 in his five years building the program, piloted St. Norbert to its winningest season in 2013-14. The Green Knights registered a 19-7-2 overall record and lost in overtime in the NCHA Slaats Cup Playoffs championship game. St. Norbert followed that up with its best regular-season NCHA finish in 2014-15, going 10-4-4 to tie for second place.
Morgan led the Green Knights to the top of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association in 2012-13. The Green Knights fashioned a nine-game winning streak toward the end of the season, a charge culminating with a 3-2 overtime win over UW-River Falls in the championship game of the NCHA O’Brien Cup Playoffs. St. Norbert made its first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance a week later, falling to No. 1-ranked Plattsburgh State 5-2 in a national quarterfinal game.
Morgan, the program’s first coach, led St. Norbert to a successful inaugural season. Playing with a roster entirely composed of freshmen, the Green Knights went 12-11-4 overall and 9-8-3 in the highly competitive Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. St. Norbert defeated NCAA Division III Tournament qualifier Adrian College and also picked up two ties against another NCAA Tournament squad in UW-River Falls. The Green Knights then finished 13-14 in their second season, which included road wins at UW-Superior and the College of St. Scholastica.
Prior to his arrival at St. Norbert, Morgan spent six years as the associate head coach at Dartmouth College, helping the Big Green to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three seasons. Dartmouth was 128-53-18 during his six-year coaching tenure.
In his time at Dartmouth, Morgan had a hand in the Big Green going to five NCAA Tournaments, five ECAC Final Fours and two Ivy League and ECAC championships. Morgan coached four Olympians, 13 U-22 national team players and one All-American. Morgan coordinated recruiting and also coached the defensemen.
Prior to arriving at Dartmouth, Morgan was the head hockey coach at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, N.Y., finishing with a 15-4-1 record and leading the team to the 2003 NEWCHA championship. During the 2001-02 season Morgan was the head coach of the Medicine Hat Hawks, and was later selected to coach one of eight teams at the Alberta Winter Games, where his team went undefeated and won the gold medal. In 2000-01, Morgan led the University of Lethbridge’s team which finished fourth in the Canada West Universities Athletics Association, finishing 16-11-3 while being named Canada West Hockey Coach of the Year.Morgan graduated from the University of Alberta in 1992 and earned his master’s degree from the University of Lethbridge.