Tim Whitehead (ice hockey)
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA
|Alma mater||Hamilton College|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2013–Present||Kimball Union Academy|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||326-266-65 (.546) (college)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2004 Hockey East tournament champion|
|2002 Spencer Penrose Award|
Tim Whitehead is an American ice hockey coach at Kimball Union Academy, a boarding school in Meriden, New Hampshire. He was formerly the head coach at Maine for 12 years and Massachusetts-Lowell for 5.
Whitehead spent four years at Hamilton College, graduating from the Division II school in 1985 before embarking on his coaching career. He returned to the D-II ranks as an assistant at Middlebury for two years before joining the powerhouse program at Maine for the 1990–91 season. Whitehead's next stop was at Massachusetts-Lowell where he would remain as an assistant to Bruce Crowder for five years before replacing him in 1996. Whitehead would remain head coach of the River Hawks for a further five seasons before returning to Maine to replace his former boss Shawn Walsh who succumbed to cancer prior to the 2001–02 season.
While only an interim head coach in his first season with the Black Bears, Whitehead could take the team all the way to the NCAA title game, losing to Minnesota 4-3 in overtime. Whitehead received the Spencer Penrose Award for his efforts as well as having the interim tag removed from his job title. Two years later he would take Maine back to the championship match, this time losing 1-0 to Denver. Whitehead's success in Orono would continue through the 2006–07 season including two more trips to the Frozen Four but the Black Bears started going through a slump towards the end of the decade. Maine would miss the NCAA tournament four consecutive years until returning for a one-game appearance in 2012. After an 11-win, injury-plagued season in 2012–13 Whitehead was fired by an athletic department trying to find a way to regain a revenue stream that had been declining for 5 years.
Tim lives with his wife, Dena, and his two children, Natalie (12) and Zachary (10).
|UMass Lowell River Hawks (Hockey East) (1996–2001)|
|1996–97||Massachusetts-Lowell||15-21-2||9-14-1||7th||Hockey East Third Place Game (Tie)|
|1997–98||Massachusetts-Lowell||16-17-3||11-10-3||5th||Hockey East Semifinals|
|1998–99||Massachusetts-Lowell||17-19-0||9-15-0||t-6th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2000–01||Massachusetts-Lowell||19-16-3||10-11-3||5th||Hockey East Semifinals|
|Maine Black Bears (Hockey East) (2001–2013)|
|2002–03||Maine||24-10-5||14-6-4||3rd||NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals|
|2004–05||Maine||20-13-7||13-6-5||4th||NCAA West Regional Semifinals|
|2005–06||Maine||28-12-2||17-8-2||t-2nd||NCAA Frozen Four|
|2006–07||Maine||23-15-2||14-12-1||t-5th||NCAA Frozen Four|
|2008–09||Maine||13-22-4||7-17-3||8th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2009–10||Maine||19-17-3||13-12-2||t-3rd||Hockey East Runner-Up|
|2010–11||Maine||17-12-7||14-8-5||5th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2011–12||Maine||23-14-3||15-10-2||4th||NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals|
|2012–13||Maine||11-19-8||7-12-8||t-7th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Tim Whitehead Year-by-Year Coaching Record". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
- "Whitehead ousted as Maine's head coach after 12 seasons". USCHO.com. 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
- "Former Maine coach Tim Whitehead to be new hockey coach at Kimball Union Academy". SB Nation. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
- "Former Maine men's hockey coach Whitehead leads Kimball Union Academy to title". Bangor Daily News. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
- "Maine men's ice hockey 2012-13 Media Guide". Maine Black Bears. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
- "Massachusetts-Lowell men's ice hockey 2014-15 Record Book". UMass Lowell River Hawks. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Maine bio
|Awards and achievements|
|Spencer Penrose Award