NCAA Coaching Staff
Kevin Moore | Assistant Coach
Kevin Moore joins the Bulldogs as an assistant coach following two years at Princeton University. In 2016-17, he was the Tigers’ volunteer goaltender coach and was elevated in 2017-18 to director of hockey operations and analytics.
At Princeton, Moore coached the goaltenders and assisted the coaching staff with systematic and practice planning, as well as player development for players across all positions. He also managed video for game preparation as well as player skill enhancement.
In the summer of 2018, Moore joined former Adrian head coach Ron Fogarty and Bulldogs alumnus Mike Towns as the first collegiate coaches to go to China and run a hockey school in Beijing in association with ECAC and the Kontinental Hockey Leagu’s Kunlun Redstar.
Princeton won the 2018 ECAC Hockey championship in an epic run as the No. 7 seed in the tournament. The Tigers knocked off the No. 2 seed Union in the quarterfinals, No. 1 seed Cornell in the semifinal and No. 3 seed Clarkson in the title game. Freshman goaltender Ryan Ferland was named the Most Outstanding Player during the championship. The Tigers had the best scoring offense in the nation, averaging 3.64 goals per game behind 50+ point seasons from second-team All-Americans Ryan Kuffner and Max Véronneau. The duo finished third and fifth in the nation in scoring, as Vérronneau was the nation's assist leader and Kuffner was second in goals per game. In addition, junior Josh Teves led the nation in defenseman scoring and Princeton had the top ranked power play unit, converting 27.7 percent during the season.
In Moore's first season with the Tigers, Princeton went 15-16-3--matching its number of wins over the last three years combined. The Tigers were one of the most improved teams in the country, after starting 0-6-1, the Tigers then went 7-2-1 in their turnaround season that saw them grab home ice for the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
In 2017-18, Moore was an assistant coach with Lawrenceville School and he has worked USA Hockey select 16 and 17s the last two summers.
A 2012 graduate of University of Massachusetts and a native of the Princeton area, Moore was most recently the goalie coach for the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs organization from 2013-16. He was also a staff member of Goaltending Development Services, which is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Penguins developmental goalie Coach Mike Buckley with whom he was co-goalie coach at the University of New Hampshire. He also assisted Coach Dick Umile and the Wildcats in goaltender pre scout and statistical analytics.
In 2015-16 the Monarchs won the Eastern Hockey League championship, while the team’s goaltender was the top performer of the final series. During his time in New Hampshire he coached 19 goaltenders that made New England Festival teams. That same year Moore also spent time as the Director of Goaltending Development for the Irish Ice Hockey Association, and as a volunteer assistant for the Williston Northampton School. In 2013-14, UNH made it to the Hockey East Semifinals, upsetting eventual national champion Providence College in the HE quarterfinals.
A cum laude graduate of UMass with a degree in journalism, Moore is a two-time winner of UMass Hockey's Minuteman Spirit Award; for having exemplified dedication, determination, character and sportsmanship. While at UMass he played under former Princeton head coaches Don “Toot” Cahoon.
Following his collegiate career, Moore played professionally for the Evansville Icemen (ECHL). He also continued a pursuit in journalism and has been published in many hockey publications, most notably in The Hockey News where his article "The Pride of Princeton" described his time as a youth hockey player at Baker Rink. In 2015, he co-authored with Matt Lawrence a goalie training book entitled "Ironman Goaltending: The Pro’s Guide to Home Off-Ice Goaltending Development."
A 2007 graduate of the Williston Northampton School, Moore was a three-sport captain as a senior and was named the George Denman Bowl as Male Athlete of the Year as well as MVP of the hockey team his junior year.
Moore is originally from Belle Mead, N.J. where he currently resides. Growing up he was a standout at Montgomery High School’s hockey program and the Princeton Youth Hockey Association. As a youth hockey player he was trained by former Princeton goaltender coaches Craig Fiander and George Bosak.
Jeremy Symington | Assitant Coach - Goaltenders
Jeremy Symington begins his eighth campaign during the 2018-19 academic year coaching the goaltenders at Adrian College, bringing 21 years' experience instructing that position. He also is the Arrington Ice Arena operations manager, which is located on campus.
In 2017-18, Adrian goaltenders compiled the second-lowest goals-against average in team history at 1.72. The Bulldogs ranked second in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association and fifth in NCAA Division III in scoring defense (1.80).
Two years ago, he tutored Kevin Entmaa who earned a spot on the 2016 U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO.com) All-Rookie Team, was All-NCHA Freshman, and made the all-tournament team during Adrian's run to the NCHA Harris Cup Championship. Entmaa was the last unbeaten goalie at any NCAA men's level and became the first Bulldog to go undefeated, untied during the regular season (minimum of 10 decisions). He finished 14-1 to lead the nation with a .933 winning percentage, compiled a 2.12 goals-against average and .926 save percentage.
In two of the last three years, Symington groomed professional netminders Dillon Kelley (ECHL Norfolk Admirals/Independent, 2018) and Tyler Parks (ECHL Missouri Mavericks/New York Islanders, 2016).
Symington has helped Adrian's goalies progress throughout their careers since his arrival in time for the 2011-12 season. The Bulldogs have ranked among the national leaders in fewest goals allowed and save percentage during his tenure.
In his first year on the job, the Bulldogs had two freshmen on the depth chart and they both played very well. Scott Shackell was named All-Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association and ranked second in the league with a 2.12 GAA in league play. Shackell ended his senior season in 2014-15, recording an 18-2-3 record, 2.13 overall GAA and .926 save percentage. James Hamby owned the third-best GAA, yielding just 2.31 goals per outing.
Symington joined the Bulldogs men's hockey coaching staff as a goaltender coach after a long minor league career. He spent nine years playing for 10 different organizations, beginning with the Elmira Jackals of the United Hockey League over 51 games from 2001-03. During the 2002-03 season, he split time with Elmira and the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators, where he went 3-1-1 with a 2.32 GAA and .922 save percentage. He also saw action with the Lubbock Cotton Kings (2003-04), Laredo Bucks (2004-05), Port Huron Flags (2005-06), Rio Grande Valley Killer (2006-07), Kalamazoo Wings (2007-08) and the Odessa Jackalopes (2008-09). He was selected by the New York Islanders in the eighth round (No. 196 overall) in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
Symington played collegiately at NCAA Division I St. Lawrence University from 1997 to 2001, and posted a record of 16-8 with a 2.93 GAA as a senior. He backstopped the Saints to two ECAC Hockey titles (2001 tournament most valuable player) and three NCAA Tournament appearances including a Frozen Four berth in 2000.
Rob Hodnicki | Volunteer Assistant Coach
Rob Hodnicki is in his second season as a volunteer assistant coach for the NCAA men's hockey program at Adrian College.
He is the Bulldogs' former ACHA Men's Division 1 head coach and coordinator of all ACHA programs. He played hockey at the NCAA Division III level under former head coach Ron Fogarty, now at Princeton University. Hodnicki was a member of the team from 2007-08 to 2009-10 and played in 54 career games. As a defenseman, he compiled 16 points and a plus-53 rating as a Bulldog. He won the 2010 Docking Leadership Award handled out by the team annually and was also a MCHA All-Academic selection for all his three years.
Previously, Hodnicki served as associate head coach for the Eastern Michigan University ACHA Division 1 program since June 2010. He has been involved in all aspects of the program including recruitment, practice plan, budget and team travel. The Eagles improved their record in each of the past four seasons with the help of Hodnicki.
Hodnicki has a bachelor of arts in business marketing from Adrian College.