Former Orange player joins hockey coaching staff

SYRACUSE, NY (SU ATHLETICS) — Former Orange star Megan Quinn ’18 returns to the Syracuse program as an assistant coach. The Belleville, Ont., native brings two years of college coaching experience and professional playing experience to the Orange bench. She was an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland for two seasons starting in 2019 and at SUNY Oswego in 2021-22 and played professionally in the CWHL and NWHL. She has also coached at Toronto Furies Adult Skills Camps and Syracuse Elite Hockey Camps.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be back in Orange,” Quinn said. “It’s a special feeling to return to my alma mater as an assistant coach. I look forward to coaching and mentoring the next generation of female Syracuse ice hockey players. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to return to the best university in the country and look forward to working with Head Coach Britni Smith and Associate Head Coach Brendon Knight.

Quinn joins the Orange staff after serving as an assistant coach at SUNY Oswego in 2021-22, where she helped guide the Lakers to a 16-8-1 mark. She has also served as a member of Oswego’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee and Athletic Behavior Committee. She began her collegiate coaching career at Cortland in 2019-20, working with the Red Dragons for two seasons.

“I’m thrilled to have Megan join the program as an assistant coach,” Smith said. “Megan has experienced being part of this proud and tight-knit community. I’m thrilled to see her passion for the school and the program come to life in her new role. Megan has the ability to connect with the players and d “building relationships to provide the tools and resources to enable them to grow and succeed on and off the ice. His desire to help student-athletes become the best versions of themselves will be a huge Megan is a great addition to the staff and we look forward to bringing her into our program.

As a standout student-athlete at Syracuse, Quinn earned CHA Second-Team honors as a sophomore and CHA All-Tournament Team recognition as a junior and senior. She played 140 games, registering 43 points on 14 goals and 29 assists from 2014 to 2018. During her junior campaign, she led Orange with a +19, the second-best single-season performance in the league. in program history, and tied for the third-most goals by a Syracuse defenseman (11). His 43 career points rank 10th on Syracuse’s all-time list for points by a defenseman.

Quinn played professionally in the CWHL for the Toronto Furies during the 2018-19 season. She was also a member of the Toronto Six for their inaugural NWHL season in 2019. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and forensic science from Syracuse and a master’s degree in community health from SUNY Cortland.