Princeton University announced on Tuesday the naming of Sarnia Native Ron Fogarty as head coach for the Men’s Hockey team.
Fogarty led the NCAA coaches in win percentage and for the past seven season was the head coach at NCAA Divison III Adrian College Bulldogs. In the seven years he posted a 167-23-10 record.
The Bulldogs won six Northern College Hockey Association titles (formally Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association) and won Five Harris Cup playoff championships.
Fogarty was named the MCHA Coach of the Year three times and was a four-time finalist for national coach of the year. Academically, the Bulldogs had a combined team GPA of 3.00 or greater in all seven years.
“It was an honor to be considered for this position and now a privilege to be named the head coach of the Princeton hockey program,” Fogarty said. “With great enthusiasm, I look forward to building a program that will consistently compete for Ivy League and ECAC championships. Our players will be recognized for excellence in the classroom, ambassadors for the University in the community and relentless competitors on the ice.”
Fogarty’s coaching career began shortly after a successful career as a player at Colgate. He was named to the 1992 ECAC All-Rookie Team, and was a member of Raiders first three seasons under Don Vaughan. As a senior captain at Colgate in 1995, he helped Vaughan to his first 20-win season while earning the Coaches Award and the Terry Slater Award. After playing in the ECAC All-Star game following the completion of his senior season, Fogarty left Colgate ranked 20th on the all-time scoring list with 141 points.
After his playing career Fogarty remained at Colgate as an assistant coach for three years (1996-99). In 1999, he joined the hockey staff at Clarkson and remained with the Green & Gold through the end of the 2001-02 season. From 2002-06 Fogarty was an assistant coach at Bowling Green. In all, Fogarty coached and/or recruited four Hobey Baker finalists, three All-Americas, eight conference all-stars, four all-rookie selections and nine NHL players (Colgate - Andy McDonald, Cory Murphy; Clarkson- Randy Jones, Erik Cole; Bowling Green- Jordan Sigalet, Jonathan Sigalet, Kevin Bieksa, Jon Matsumoto).
His professional hockey experience started with the Toledo Storm (ECHL) in 1995 and led to a stint with the Memphis River Kings (CHL) in 1995-96. In 2006-07 he was a member of the Petrolia Squires AAA Senior team.
Ron is supported by his wife Monica and their three Children Rachel, Emma and Jordan who followed in his father's footsteps and signed with the Sarnia Legionnaires last season. The elder Fogarty won the Western Jr. 'B' scoring title for the Bees in 1991, scoring 60 goals and 47 assists that year.
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