Less than a month after the only coach in the history of Ohio State women’s hockey, Jackie Barto, resigned, the Buckeyes found a new coach.
OSU hired Nate Handrahan to replace Barto. Handrahan coached the Colonials at Robert Morris University for the past five seasons.
In the 2009–10 season, his Colonials defeated the eventual national champion Minnesota Duluth hockey squad. Later in the season, they defeated Wisconsin, which was the defending national champion at the time.
Handrahan, who turns 34 next Wednesday, played collegiate hockey at Niagara University.
The Buckeyes finished 14-17-3 overall, 8-17-3-3 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, last year. They finished sixth in the WCHA standings last season before falling to Minnesota in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs