August 9, 2011

Castleton State names Bowes new women's coach

CASTLETON, Vt. – Castleton State College has announced the hiring of Bill Bowes as the head coach for its women’s hockey team. Bowes will also coach the men’s golf team at the school.

Involved in every level of coaching since 1979, Bowes spent the past seven seasons as an assistant coach at Holy Cross. While at Holy Cross, he was involved with all aspects of the program, helping the Crusaders to three-straight ECAC Open championships (2009-11) and at least 16 wins in each of the last five seasons, twice earning 20-plus.

“Bringing Bill on board is great for Castleton and both programs,” said Castleton State athletic director Deanna Tyson. “He knows the ECAC Women’s East very well, having been a part of it for the past seven seasons. He has also shown the ability to coach both men and women with equal success, and knows how to drive student-athletes to excel.”

Prior to his time at Holy Cross, Bowes was the head coach of the men’s hockey team at Wentworth Institute of Technology from 1995-2004. After taking over a winless program, Bowes took the Leopards to new heights, winning four conference championships and making three appearances in the NCAA tournament.

In addition, Bowes also spent nine seasons as head coach at Assumption College and seven at Worcester Academy.

“I am very, very excited to have been given this opportunity and privilege to coach the women's ice hockey team and men's golf team at Castleton State College.” Bowes said. “I feel that the potential of this hockey team and program are endless.”