Fresh off a third-place finish at the 56th annual Flood-Marr Tournament, Kimball Union Academy head coach Tim Whitehead joins Kirk Luedeke on the latest episode of New England Hockey Journal’s “RinkWise” podcast.
Whitehead, a native of Trenton, N.J., arrived at the Meriden, N.H., prep school in 2013 with more than 15 years of NCAA Division 1 head coaching experience.
He spent five seasons at UMass Lowell (1996-01) before taking over Maine, another Hockey East program, in 2002. In his first season, he led the Black Bears to the team’s first of four Frozen Fours (and first of two national championship games) in his 12-year tenure and was awarded the Spencer Penrose Trophy as the NCAA Coach of the Year.
After leaving Orono, the established coach took over the program at KUA and led the Wildcats to the NEPSAC Piatelli/Simmons championship in his first season at the helm. The Wildcats have appeared in the Stuart/Corkery bracket each of the past six seasons since, dominating the New England prep school landscape with three straight Elite 8 championships from 2017-19.