Men's D1 Hockey

Men's D1 Hockey Coaching Staff

Kirk Handy

Head Coach

College: Liberty University '99
Start Date: 08/01/2000

 

Coach Handy is going into his 13th season coaching at Liberty University he has coached in 380 games with a record of 257 Wins 105 Losses and 18 Ties. Currently he serves as the Senior Director of Campus Recreation and Head Coach of the Men’s Hockey program.

He was instrumental in the planning, development and building of the LaHaye Ice Center and the hockey programs. Handy is a graduate of Liberty in 1999, and played four years as a right winger for the flames hockey team. During his tenure as a player Handy was an assistant Captain and was named the ACCHL player of the year, and a scoring leader for the Flames for all 4 years he played. Handy has always had a passion and desire to see Liberty University continue to grow and develop in to the vision of Dr. Jerry Falwell. “I believe Liberty University is the greatest University in the world.

My wife and I consider it a privilege to serve at Liberty and carry on the vision of Dr. Falwell to build Young Champions for Christ.” I am very thankful to Jerry Falwell Jr for his continual support in building our program. The native of Huntsville, Ontario, Canada is married to Jannie and the couple has three sons Parker, Preston and Pryce. Kirk and Jannie are expecting their 4th child in January

 

Program Highlights: 

 

  '00-01
              - Team Record 8-11-2

  '01-02

              - ACC Conference Champions

              - Team Record 20-5

 

  '02-'03
               - ACHA Division II National Appearance

               - Final ACHA Division II National Ranking – 8th

               - Coach of the Year - ACHA Division 2 South East Region

               - First Trip to Nationals since 1993

               - Paul McDonald 3rd Team All – American

               - Team Record 17-5-1

 

  '03-'04
               -Team Record 13-12-1

 

  '04-'05
              - University Hockey League Conference Champions

              - ACHA Division II National Championship Appearance

              - Final ACHA Division #2 National Ranking – 11th

              - Team Record 25-5-1

              - Dalton Stoltz 1st Team All – American ACHA Division 2

              - Pete Masterton 1st Team All – Tournament ACHA Division 2

 

 '05-'06
             - Opened LaHaye Ice Center – Jan 21
st, 2006

             - UHL Conference Champions

             - ACHA Division II National Championship Appearance

             - Lost in the National Championship Game in Overtime

             - Final ACHA Division II National Ranking – 2nd

             - Team GPA 2.79

             - Team Record 27-7-3

 

 '06-'07

             - First Season in ACHA Division I

             - Division I National Championship Appearance

             - Final ACHA Division I National Ranking – 6th                        

             - Finalist for ACHA Division 1 Coach of the Year

             - 4 Academic All – Americans

                (Dalton Stoltz, Rob Niemi, Aaron Mackenzie, James Stewart)

             - Dave Semenyna 1st Team All – American

             - Kyle Dodgson / Dave Semenyna 1st Team All - Rookie

             - Finalist for ACHA Division 1 Coach of the Year

             - Team GPA 2.9

             - Team Record 30 - 7

 

 '07-'08   
            - Ranked #4 in American College Hockey Association Division 1

            - First Trip ACHA Division 1 Final Four

            - 4 Academic All – Americans

                (Dalton Stoltz, Aaron Mackenzie, James Stewart, Josh Ahier)                   

            - Dave Semenyna Finalist for ACHA Division 1 Player of the Year

            - Dave Semenyna 1st Team All-American

            - Mike Binnie 2nd Team All-American

            - Mike Binnie  - All Tournament Team

            - Team GPA 2.85

            - Team Record 25 – 9 -1

 

 '08-'09  
          - Final ACHA Division 1 National Ranking – 7
th

          - 4 Academic All-Americans (Ben Shaw, Josh Ahier, Zac Bauman, Ryan Walter)

          - Colin Way – Finalist for Rookie of the Year

          - Colin Way – 1st Team All –Rookie

          - Dave Semenyna – 1st Team All-American

          - Dave Semenyna – Lead Defenseman in Scoring in ACHA Division #1

          - Lost in the Quarter finals at Nationals to Lindenwood 5-1

          - Team GPA 3.05

          - Team Record 25 - 16


 '09-'10          
         - Final ACHA Division 1 National Ranking – 10
th

         - 7 Academic All-Americans –
      (Ryan Walter, Zac Bauman, Greg Jensen, Eric Reynolds, Adam Docksteader, Brad Whittingstall, Mike Lane)

         - Kyle Dodgson led ACHA Division 1 in scoring with 77 points

         - Dave Semenyna led ACHA Division 1 in scoring for Defenseman

         - Brent Boschman led ACHA Division 1 in scoring for a Freshman

         - 1st Team All-American – Dave Semenyna and Kyle Dodgson

         - ACHA Rookie of the Year – Brent Boschman

         - Kyle Dodgson / Dave Semenyna Finalist for ACHA player of the Year.

         - Team GPA 3.13

         - Team Record 29 -6

 

 '10-'11  
         - Final ACHA Division 1 Ranking – 19
th

         - 6 Academic All-Americans  (Eric Reynolds, Jonathan Chung, Adam Docksteader, Greg Jensen, Brad Whittingstall)

         - Team GPA – 3.06

         - Team Record 15-15-3

 

  '11-'12
          - Record 23-7-5

          - Final ACHA Division I Ranking - 10th

          - 3 Academic All-Americans (Joe Smith, Seth Jensen, Jake Hannon

          - 2nd team All-American - Brent Boschman

 



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SECS
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vs. University of Arizona
Oct 3, 7:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

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vs. University of Arizona
Oct 4, 3:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

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at Minot State University
Oct 10, 7:30 PM

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at Minot State University
Oct 11, 7:30 PM

Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Davenport University
Oct 17, 7:00 PM - LaHaye Ice Center

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Sep 20
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Naval Academy
W (6-2)

Sep 19
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Naval Academy
L (5-4)

Sep 13
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Richmond Jr. A
W (11-0)

Sep 12
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Richmond Jr. A
W (6-0)

Sep 5
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. Potomac Patriots Jr. A
W (7-2)

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