August 10, 1967|
Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
|Alma mater||Colorado College|
|1984–1985||Fort Saskatchewan Traders|
|1991–1992||San Diego Gulls (1990–95)|
|1992–1993||St. John's Maple Leafs|
|1993–1994||Canadian National Team|
|1994–1995||Prince Edward Island Senators|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1996–1997||San Jose Rhinos|
|1997–1998||Fresno Fighting Falcons|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Gadowsky played collegiate hockey at Colorado College and played professional hockey for the San Diego Gulls, Richmond Renegades, St. John's Maple Leafs and Prince Edward Island Senators, and Fresno Falcons. He also represented Canada on the 1993–94 Canada men's national ice hockey team, recording three goals and three assists in six games. Gadowsky also spent one season with the San Jose Rhinos professional roller hockey team in 1994.
Following his retirement as a player in 1996, Gadowsky spent three seasons as the head coach of the Fresno Falcons of the West Coast Hockey League, leading the team to three straight Taylor Cup playoff appearances. In 1999, he became the head coach of Alaska-Fairbanks and coached the team for five seasons. In 2004 Gadowsky was hired as the head coach at Princeton University. During his tenure at Princeton he led the Tigers to the 2008 ECAC Hockey Championship and to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2008 and 2009. On April 25, 2011 he became the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions men's ice hockey team, becoming the program's first varsity head coach in the NCAA era for Penn State. Gadowsky took over the program starting in the 2011–12 season, during the team's transition from ACHA DI level to NCAA Division I. The team finished the regular season with a record of 27–4 and received a bid to the 2012 ACHA DI National Tournament as the number one seed and ranked first in the ACHA. The team defeated West Virginia 4–1, followed by Oklahoma 6–3 in the first rounds of the tournament before Penn State lost 3–5 to Oakland (MI) in the semifinal round. In first year as head coach of Penn State, the team finished the season with an overall record of 29–5.
Head coaching record
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Fresno Falcons||1996–97||64||38||20||0||6||82||3rd in WCHL||Lost in 1st round|
|Fresno Fighting Falcons||1997–98||64||33||29||0||2||68||3rd in WCHL Southern Div.||Lost in 1st round|
|Fresno Falcons||1998–99||70||35||31||0||4||74||2nd in WCHL Southern Div.||Lost in 2nd round|
|Alaska–Fairbanks Nanooks (CCHA) (1999–2004)|
|2000–01||Alaska–Fairbanks||9–19–8||7–14–7||t-9th||CCHA First Round|
|2002–03||Alaska–Fairbanks||15–14–7||10–11–7||t-8th||CCHA First Round|
|2003–04||Alaska–Fairbanks||16–19–1||14–13–1||6th||CCHA First Round|
|Princeton Tigers (ECAC Hockey) (2004–2011)|
|2004–05||Princeton||8–20–3||6–14–2||10th||ECAC First Round|
|2005–06||Princeton||10–18–3||7–12–3||t-9th||ECAC First Round|
|2007–08||Princeton||21–14–0||14–8–0||2nd||NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals|
|2008–09||Princeton||22–12–1||14–8–0||3rd||NCAA West Regional Semifinals|
|2009–10||Princeton||12–16–3||8–12–2||8th||ECAC First Round|
|2010–11||Princeton||17–13–2||11–9–2||t-4th||ECAC First Round|
|Penn State Nittany Lions (ACHA) (2011–2012)|
|2011–12||Penn State||29–5–0||1st||ACHA Semifinals|
|Penn State Nittany Lions (Independent) (2012–2013)|
|Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten) (2013–present)|
|2013–14||Penn State||8–26–2||3–16–1–0||6th||Big Ten Semifinals|
|2014–15||Penn State||18–15–4||10–9–1||4th||Big Ten Quarterfinals|
|2015–16||Penn State||21–13–4||10–9–1–1||3rd||Big Ten Semifinals|
|2016–17||Penn State||25–12–2||10–9–1–0||4th||NCAA Midwest Regional Finals|
|2017–18||Penn State||18–15–5||9–10–5–2||4th||NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals|
Postseason invitational champion
† 2011–12 record not included due to team playing under club status
- "Guy Gadowsky". Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
- Wodon, Adam (May 8, 2004). "The Right Guy". College Hockey News. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
- Wodon, Adam (March 27, 2008). "Gadowsky Leads Princeton Back to NCAAs". College Hockey News. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
- Horgan, Candace (April 25, 2011). "Gadowsky pumped for 'exciting situation' at Penn State". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
- Staff (April 24, 2011). "Penn State names Gadowsky its first varsity men's coach". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
- "2011–2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #9". ACHA. February 15, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
- Pickel, Greg (March 6, 2012). "Penn State Hockey: Icers Upset in ACHA Semifinals, Ending Era at Club Level". State College News. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
- Guy Gadowsky career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Guy Gadowsky's biography at GoPSUSports.com
|Awards and achievements|
| CCHA Coach of the Year
| Tim Taylor Award
| Big Ten Coach of the Year