Sean O’Malley has interim tag dropped at Lake Forest

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A hearty “Congrats!” to Sean O’Malley:

It was introduced this week, following a aggressive nationwide search, that O’Malley could have the interim tag eliminated and proceed to direct the Lake Forest males’s hockey crew.

The Brockport alumnus performed 4 seasons for the Golden Eagles, accumulating a 32-54-86 line highlighted by an 11 purpose senior marketing campaign wherein he wore the “A”.

Here is the press launch from Lake Forest:


Lake Forest School Director of Athletics Nicki Pieart introduced Monday that, following a aggressive nationwide search, Sean O’Malley could have the interim tag eliminated and proceed to direct the Forester males’s hockey crew.

“For the higher a part of the previous decade, Coach O’Malley has exhibited an unbelievable stage of dedication to the hockey program and to the School,” started Pieart. “He understands and embraces the necessary stability between athletics and lecturers and prides himself on offering an important student-athlete expertise for every of his gamers. Because the interim head coach, he has introduced in two spectacular recruiting lessons and is within the technique of including a 3rd. This previous winter particularly, the crew had a number of key victories and gained momentum because the season progressed. I’m excited to see the continued progress of this system underneath his management ”

“I’m extraordinarily honored to proceed main the lads’s ice hockey program and stay concerned within the campus group right here at Lake Forest School,” commented O’Malley. “I’m grateful to Vice President of Athletics and Profession Development Jackie Slaats and Director of Athletics Nicki Pieart, together with the remainder of the search committee, for placing their belief in me to proceed the custom of excellence and uphold the identical excessive requirements for our program. Shifting ahead, I’ll proceed working diligently to create a constructive expertise for our student-athletes and supply them with alternatives to achieve success each on and off the ice.”

The Foresters certified for the Northern Collegiate Hockey Affiliation Harris Cup Playoffs in each of O’Malley’s seasons as interim head coach. The crew improved by six wins general and earned eight of a doable 12 factors in opposition to the highest two groups within the league standings. Lake Forest is now 105-94-22 general and 78-64-14 in convention play since O’Malley joined the employees as an assistant in 2014.

Throughout his two years main this system, O’Malley has coached two completely different gamers to All-NCHA honors and two have earned NCHA All-Freshman Crew standing as effectively. Seven Lake Forest gamers have earned a mixed 9 all-conference awards and Lake Forest has had 5 NCHA All-Freshman Crew alternatives since 2014. Profitable within the classroom as effectively, the Foresters had 22 NCHA All-Tutorial Crew honorees in 2022-23, matching the league report they set two years earlier.

O’Malley got here to Lake Forest from the State College of New York at Potsdam, the place he spent two seasons as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, and educational advisor. He additionally served for seven years as an on-ice teacher at Can/Am Hockey Colleges in Lake Placid, New York, and Guelph, Ontario.

A graduate of the School at Brockport, O’Malley was a four-year member of the Golden Eagles males’s ice hockey crew and an assistant captain as a senior. After graduating with a level in felony justice, he pursued an expert profession with the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League in addition to numerous minor league groups.