Head Coach at Endicott (2014-present) - *2014 was the final season of club hockey
Became the program's first head coach for the inaugural 2015-16 NCAA season
36-11-5 (.740) overall record, 22-2-2 (.885) conference record at Endicott
2016-17 Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) Coach of the Year
2016-17 New England Hockey Writers' Association Division II/III Coach of the Year
Led the Gulls to the CHC championship in his first and second years at the helm
Coached the CHC Co-Rookie of the Year
Coached eight CHC All-Conference selections, five All-Rookie Team honorees, and one honorable mention
Coached one USCHO.com All-Rookie Team selection
Coached 24 CHC Academic All-Conference honorees
Assistant Coach at Brown (2011-14)
Team went 18-56-13 as assistant coach
One ECAC Tournament appearance
Head Coach at Trinity (2002-11)
Team went 100-97-17 (.507) as head coach
One NCAA Tournament Appearance
One NESCAC Championship
Three-time AHCA Regional Coach of the Year
Three-time NESCAC Coach of the Year
Coached 13 All-NESCAC players
Coached two NESCAC Players of the Year
Coached three All-Americans
Coached one NCAA DIII National Player of the Year
Assistant Football Coach/Physical Education Instructor at Trinity (2000-06)
Assistant Coach at Middlebury (1998-00)
Women's Ice Hockey, Football, Baseball
Played football and baseball at Middlebury (1994-98)
Bachelor of Arts, History
“We are unique in that we are a young program only entering our third year but what we’ve taken great pride in is the student-athletes we are able to bring to Endicott. I think they have really embraced being part of a special school and a special program where we’re laying the foundation that other teams are going to build upon in the future.”
McPhee wants his student-athletes to have the best possible college careers, “The ultimate goal of my program is to have each student-athlete leave with a superior education, an enjoyable fun experience, and a feeling that her four years at our institution, and in our hockey program, have been the best four years of her life.”
When going through the recruiting process, he often travels to tournaments and camps to look for student-athletes who are tough to play against and could be a good fit for the growing program. The three key components a prospective student-athletes should have are the drive to excel in the classroom, in the community and on the ice.
Building a tough schedule has always been a program goal, “We try to play the top programs in the Northeast, which helps set the tone for our league schedule.”
The team lives by a simple mantra of “Do Right”, which McPhee says means, “making the right decisions and trying to be the best version of yourself”.
Andrew McPhee is entering his third season as the head coach of the Endicott women's ice hockey program in 2017-18, but fourth season overall with the program as he took over in 2014 for the last year of club hockey before the Gulls obtained varsity status.
In the team's second NCAA Division III varsity season, McPhee led Endicott to a 22-4-1 overall record and a 11-1-0 mark in conference play, which included capturing the program's first-ever Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) regular season championship. The Gulls advanced to the CHC title game for the second straight season, but fell 3-1 to Morrisville State at home. Endicott started the year with a 13-game unbeaten streak from October 28, 2016 to January 8, 2017. That streak marked the longest unbeaten streak to start the 2016-17 campaign for any program across all three NCAA Divisions. Along with that, the Gulls finished the year ranked No. 8 in the final D3hockey.com national poll, and No. 10 in the final USCHO.com poll. Lastly, Endicott finished the year as the NCAA statistical champion in penalty kill percentage (68-for-71, 95.8%).
In the program's first campaign at the varsity level, McPhee guided the Gulls to an appearance in the CHC championship game, a 14-7-4 overall record and an 11-1-2 mark in conference play.
Prior to Endicott, McPhee compiled 14 years of coaching experience under his belt including nine years as head coach of a top-10 NCAA Division III program at Trinity (Conn.) and three years at NCAA Division I Brown University as first assistant.
McPhee inherited a Bantams program at Trinity that was in transition from club to varsity status and built it into one of the premier teams in NCAA Division III. McPhee was named NESCAC Coach of the Year two times (2005, 2008) and AHCA Regional Coach of the Year three times (2005, 2008, 2010), 13 All-NESCAC players, two NESCAC Players of the Year, three All-Americans, and one NCAA Division III National Player of the Year. In 2009-10, McPhee led the Bantams to a program-best 21-win season, a .786 win-percentage, and Trinity's first-ever bid into the NCAA Tournament.
The 2009-10 season also saw two of McPhee's players earn a spot on the All-American team including goalie Isabel Iwachiw who was the Laura Hurd Award winner, given to the top player in all of NCAA Division III women's ice hockey.
During his three seasons as an assistant coach at Brown, McPhee aided in all aspects of running a highly competitive Division I hockey program including making line-up decisions, game strategy, prospect evaluation, and player development. In his first season with the Bears, Brown qualified for postseason play for the first time in six years with an ECAC Tournament bid.
In addition to his expertise behind the bench, McPhee is a proven teacher of the values in excelling as a student and as a member of a highly-competitive athletic program. Twenty-five of his scholar-athletes were awarded NESCAC All-Academic honors during his tenure at Trinity.
McPhee was a member of the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship Committee from 2008-11 and is an active member of both the American Hockey Coaches Association and the American Women's Hockey Coaches Association. McPhee has also spent time as the head coach and evaluator at numerous women's hockey camps across the country.
McPhee earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Middlebury in 1998 where he was a dual-sport athlete in both football and baseball. He started his coaching career with the Panthers, serving as an assistant coach with the women's ice hockey, football, and baseball programs. In 2000, the women's ice hockey program won their first NCAA Championship with a 27-2-1 season.
(Updated on 9/13/2017)