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Kirk Handy

Head Coach

College: Liberty University '99
Start Date: 1-15-00

Coach Handy is going into his 17th season coaching at Liberty University he has coached in 527 games with a record of 348 Wins 163 Losses and 16 Ties. Currently he serves at Liberty University as Vice President and Athletics Director for Club Sports. 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 Chancellor 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 four sons Parker, Preston, Pryce and Porter.

 

Coaching Career Highlights:

2000-01- Team Record 8-11-2

2001-02- ACC Conference Champions

             - Team Record 20-5

2002-03- ACHA Division II National Appearance

             - Final ACHA Division II National Ranking – 8th

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

             - Team Record 17-5-1

             - First Trip to Nationals since 1993

             - Paul McDonald 3rd Team All – American

2003-04- Team Record 13-12-1

2004-05- 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

2005-06- Opened LaHaye Ice Center – Jan 21st, 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 Record 27-7-3

             - Team GPA 2.79

2006-07- First Season in ACHA Division I

             - Division I National Championship Appearance

             - Final ACHA Division I National Ranking –6th                         

             -  Team Record 30 - 7          

             - 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

             - Team GPA 2.9

            - Finalist for ACHA Divison 1 Coach of the Year

2007-08 – Record 25-9

              -  Ranked #4 in American College Hockey Association Division 1 (ACHA)

              -  Beat Penn State (First time in 10 years not to reach Finals)

              -  First Trip ACHA Division 1 Final Four

              -  4 Academic All – Americans (Dalton Stoltz, Aaron Mackenzie, James Stewart, Josh Ahier)

              -  Team GPA 2.85               

              -  Mike Binnie

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

              - Dave Semenyna 1st Team All-American

             -  Mike Binnie 2nd Team All-American

              - All Tournament Team 

2008-09 –Record 25-16

                 -Final ACHA Division 1 National Ranking – 7th

  -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

- Won the first game at national 6-2 against Robert Morris (PA)

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

-Team GPA 3.05

2009-10 – Record 29-6

-Final ACHA Division 1 National Ranking – 10th

-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 Final 4 for ACHA player of the Year.

-Team GPA 3.13

2010-11- Record 15-15-3

-       Final ACHA Division 1 Ranking – 19th

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

-       Team GPA – 3.06

2011-12 Record 23-7-5

-       Final ACHA Division 1 Ranking – 10th

-       Coach Handy 250th win v.s Davenport University on January 13, 2012

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

-       2nd Team All-American -Brent Boschman

-       Team GPA – 2.72

2012-13 – Record 24 – 14

-       Final ACHA Division 1 Ranking -13th

-       2 Academic All-Americans  (Matt Sherry and Scott Morongell)

-       Steven Bellew – All- Rookie Team

-       Rick Turner -1st Team All American

-       Team GPA – 2.83

2013-14 – Record 29 – 9

-       Final ACHA Division 1 Ranking -9th

-       2 Academic All-Americans  (Matt Sherry and Caleb Grow)

-       Robert Ward – All- Rookie Team

-       2nd Team All American - Jackson Kuhn

-      3rd Team All American - Robert Ward

-       Coach Handy 300th win vs. Oakland University on February 8, 2014

-       Team GPA – 2.80

2014-15 – Record 25 – 16

-       Final ACHA Division 1 Ranking -11th

-       3 Academic All-Americans  (Matt Sherry, Ian Harris, Peter Shantz)

-       Luke Hannon – All- Rookie Team

-       2nd Team All American - Cam Bakker, Luke Hannon

-       3rd Team All American - Lindsay LeBlanc

 

2015-16 – Record 13– 18- 1OTL

-       Final ACHA Division 1 Ranking -19th

-       4 Academic All-Americans  (Peter Shantz, Matt Pinel, Chase Harris, Grant Garvin)

-       Zane Schartz – All- Rookie Team

-       October 23rd open the renovated LaHaye Ice Center

-       February 13th played Arizona State for 1st NCAA Division 1 Game

 

TOTALS

  • 16 All-Americans
  • 8 All-Rookie Team
  • 39 Academic All-Americans

 

 



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