History-making Nina Rogers joins UMaine Women’s Ice Hockey as assistant coach

Nina Rodgers, who is believed to be the first Black woman to coach in NCAA Division I hockey, is joining the University of Maine Women’s Ice Hockey team as an assistant coach. 

Rodgers spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Dartmouth College. After graduating from Boston University in 2018, she spent three seasons playing in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), one season with the Connecticut Whale and two with the Minnesota Whitecaps. 

“I am honored to be joining this staff and program here in Maine. There is a great energy around this group. What they are building here is something that anyone would want to be a part of, and I can’t wait to jump right in and get after it,” Rodgers says. 

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Contact: Tyson McHatten, tyson.mchatten@maine.edu