COLUMBUS, Ohio – Emily West will join the Ohio State women’s hockey staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2019-20 season, head coach Nadine Muzerall announced Tuesday. West previously was the American Development Model manager for USA Hockey where she served since 2017. In that role, she worked with local hockey associations and programs nationwide to support age-appropriate training, competition and long-term athlete development.
“I am very happy to welcome to our Buckeye family our new assistant coach, Emily West,” Muzerall said. “Emily has a very impressive and respected background in the game of hockey. She is an NCAA champion a two-time team captain and a nominee for the Patty Kazmaier Award. Prior to her hire at OSU, she was the manager of the ADM program for USA Hockey. Because of this, she will bring a wealth of experience on skill development and will have hands-on knowledge of the elite players throughout the country. She is hard-working, smart, loyal and truly cares about coaching the person and not just the athlete. I am so pleased to have her on my team once again.”
Happy to welcome Emily West to the Buckeye coaching staff!!
— Ohio State Women’s Hockey (@OhioStateWHKY) July 10, 2019
Prior to joining the USA Hockey staff, West worked at a multi-sport training facility and also coached hockey at various levels from youth and girls through high school. In 2017, she completed hockey director training at the North American Rink Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio.
West’s extensive hockey-playing background includes participation in multiple USA Hockey National Player Development Camps before enrolling at the University of Minnesota. While at Minnesota, West helped the Gophers win two conference titles and an NCAA Division I National Championship in 2012, finishing her playing career with 158 points. She graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in biology, society and environment, while also helping coach high school hockey.