Hoosac School has a proud history of hockey as the Owls were formerly a Division II power prior to moving to Division I. The program plays a competitive independent schedule each year which consists of games against both traditional New England prep schools as well as other independent programs throughout the Northeastern United States and Canada. The team plays between three and four tournaments each year, including the prestigious Shadyside Thanksgiving Classic, where the Owls won the tournament championship in 2011, defeating Lawrenceville School in overtime.
Hoosac hockey’s top accomplishment to date came during the 2006-2007 season as the program was crowned champions of the Division II New England Prep School tournament, defeating Vermont Academy 7-3 in the final game.
Graduates from Hoosac and our ice hockey program have gone on to play at a variety of schools at the Division I, II, and III levels, including Clarkson University, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Bowdoin College, SUNY Geneseo, University of New England, University of Southern Maine, St. Anselm College, Castleton State College, Franklin Pierce University, SUNY Canton, and Plymouth State University.
The Hoosac hockey program focuses on developing on and off ice character through the boys’ participation within the team. It is of utmost importance that the players within the program exhibit strong character along with a respectful attitude and strong work ethic, preparing them for success at the next level, both academically and athletically.
Head Coach - Kurt Colling
Kurt Colling, a native of Ripley, Ontario was named Boys’ Varsity Head Hockey Coach in May of 2012, and is entering his first year at Hoosac. Coach Colling graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2009 with a degree in Industrial & Management Engineering. He played four years of Division I NCAA hockey for the Engineers.
Prior to Hoosac, Colling was a Graduate Assistant Coach with the Castleton State College Division III Men’s Hockey program. While at Castleton, he performed many duties including the recruitment of potential student-athletes as well as working with the team’s forwards while helping the Spartans to the two most successful seasons in the program’s history. In addition to his work with the hockey program, Colling obtained a Master of Arts in Education, specializing in Curriculum and Instruction.
Coach Colling is committed to developing his student-athletes at Hoosac both on and off the ice while helping them grow to play at their desired next level of hockey beyond prep school. He will emphasize academic achievement, character, and selflessness while building the program around hard work and competitiveness.
Coach Colling teaches Math and Science courses and lives on campus at Hoosac as a dorm parent in Pitt Mason dorm.
You can contact Coach Colling at (802)779-5849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Coach - Tyler Mather
Tyler Mather was added as the Boys’ Varsity Assistant Coach in October 2012 as well as becoming a faculty member at Hoosac. Coach Mather attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology and a minor in Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies in May 2012.
Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado Coach Mather attended Air Academy HS where he was a three year letter winner and a captain his senior year of the boys’ varsity hockey team. He also lettered three years in boys’ varsity lacrosse.
Coach Mather is also the Boys’ Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach at Hoosac. He teaches Biology and Microbiology and lives in Pitt Mason dorm as a dorm parent.