Tyng named interim head coach of women's hockey

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Holley Tyng, an associate head coach at Dartmouth College and a former player at Providence College, has been named interim head coach of the Colby College women's hockey program.

"Holley brings a great deal of experience as a coach and a player at the elite level of college hockey," said Tim Wheaton, Colby's Harold Alfond Director of Athletics. "She brings a strong understanding of the balance of competitive hockey in an elite academic setting."

Tyng starts at Colby immediately, and practice begins Nov. 1. The Mules open the season at home against Bowdoin College on Saturday, Nov. 19.

"We have a lot of work to do between now and the start of practice and the games," said Tyng, whose sister and brother-in-law are Colby graduates. "It will be critical to get the team ready before we step out on the ice."

Tyng worked for former Dartmouth head coach Mark Hudak, who retired after the 2015-16 academic year. Tyng was part of four NCAA tourney appearances, two ECAC Hockey Tournament titles, an Ivy League championship, and an ECAC Hockey regular season title.

"(Hudak) gave me great responsibilities and relied on me on ice, off ice, and with team chemistry," said Tyng, who has coached four Olympic athletes. "Now it's definitely time to be a head coach and I'm ready to take on that responsibility."

Tyng started at Dartmouth in June 2005 as an assistant coach and was promoted to associate head coach in June 2011. She was responsible for practice and game coaching of forwards (2005-2009, 2012-2016) and defense (2009-2012) with the Big Green.

Prior to Dartmouth, Tyng was the head coach of girls’ hockey at Tabor Academy, her alma mater. She had a 23-10-5 record in two years.

Captain during her senior year at Providence, Tyng  was a three-time ECAC All-Academic Team selection. She earned the Paul Connelly Award for distinguished sportsmanship, courage, and honor in May 2001.

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