Nate Leaman

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Nate Leaman
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Providence
Conference Hockey East
Record 130–73–26 (.624)
Biographical details
Born (1972-11-27) November 27, 1972 (age 45)
Centerville, Ohio
Alma mater SUNY Cortland
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998–1999 Maine (asst.)
1999–2003 Harvard (asst.)
2003–2011 Union
2011– Providence
Head coaching record
Overall 268–200–61 (.564)
Tournaments 5–4 (.556)
Accomplishments and honors
1999 NCAA Tournament Champion(Assistant)
2011 ECAC Hockey Champion
2015 NCAA Tournament Champion
2016 Hockey East Champion
2010 Tim Taylor Award
2011 Tim Taylor Award
2011 Spencer Penrose Award
2016 Bob Kullen Award

Nate Leaman (born November 27, 1972) is an American ice hockey coach. He is currently the head coach for Providence. He was previously head coach at Union.


Leaman grew up in Centerville, Ohio, not playing hockey until he was a teenager.[1] He attended SUNY Cortland, where he played on the hockey team, and graduated in 1997.[2] He was inducted into the Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame in September 2014.[2]

After Mark Mazzoleni resigned as Harvard head coach in June 2004, Leaman was reported to be considered for the position.[3] However, he announced that he would not pursue the Harvard job and remain at Union.[4]

Leaman was named ECAC Coach of the Year for the 2009–10 season[5] and the 2010–11 season.[6] He also won the Spencer Penrose Award for the 2010–11 season.[7]

In April 2011, Leaman was hired to coach the Providence Friars.[8] In September 2013, Leaman signed a contract extension with Providence through the 2020–21 season.[9][10]

In 2014–15, after leading Providence to winning the national championship, Leaman was named USCHO Coach of the Year.[11]

College head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Union Dutchmen (ECAC Hockey) (2003–2011)
2003–04 Union 14–17–5 8–11–3 8th ECAC First Round
2004–05 Union 13–22–2 8–13–1 8th ECAC First Round
2005–06 Union 16–16–6 9–9–4 T–6th ECAC First Round
2006–07 Union 14–19–3 7–14–1 12th ECAC First Round
2007–08 Union 15–14–6 10–7–5 T–4th ECAC Quarterfinals
2008–09 Union 19–17–3 9–11–2 T–8th ECAC Quarterfinals
2009–10 Union 21–12–6 12–6–4 3rd ECAC Runner-Up
2010–11 Union 26–10–4 17–3–2 1st NCAA East Regional Semifinals
Union: 138–127–35 (.518)
Providence Friars (Hockey East) (2011–present)
2011–12 Providence 14–20–4 10–14–3 7th Hockey East Semifinals
2012–13 Providence 17–14–7 13–8–6 T–3rd Hockey East Semifinals
2013–14 Providence 22–11–6 11–7–2 3rd NCAA East Regional Finals
2014–15 Providence 26–13–2 13–8–1 T-2nd NCAA National Champion
2015–16 Providence 27–7–4 16–3–3 T-1st NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals
2016–17 Providence 22–9–5 12–7–3 5th NCAA East Regional Semifinals
2017–18 Providence 24–12–4 13–7–4 3rd NCAA East Regional Finals
Providence: 130–73–26 (.624)
Total: 268–200–61 (.564)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Keith Allain

Tim Taylor Award
Succeeded by

Rick Bennett
Preceded by
Wayne Wilson
Spencer Penrose Award
Succeeded by
Bob Daniels
Preceded by
David Quinn
Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Norm Bazin