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Kimball Joins Staff As Assistant Coach

Kimball Joins Staff As Assistant Coach

Veteran Coach with Division I Experience


NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale women's hockey team welcomes Grant Kimball, a coach with 19 years of experience, as a new assistant for the 2019-20 season. Kimball joins Yale having served as an assistant and associate head coach at several Division I schools including North Dakota and the University of Vermont.


The former Lake Forest College defenseman spent seven seasons as Vermont's Associate Head Women's Ice Hockey Coach, where he managed recruiting and individual skill development.


"Grant is a seasoned veteran college hockey coach who has worked hard to build several programs with elite level recruits. His organizational skills, strong recruiting presence, and commitment to long term success will be very welcomed to our group, said Mark Bolding, Yale's Susan Cavanagh Head Coach of Women's Ice Hockey.  "We are thrilled to have someone as experienced and professional as Grant join us here at Yale."


Prior to his time with the Catamounts, Kimball was a recruiting coordinator, assistant and associate head coach of Wayne State University. In 2005, he recruited the most productive freshman class in the country, as the newcomers tallied 154 points that season.


Most recently, Kimball, a Harvard, Mass., took charge of Aurora University's women's hockey program as its inaugural head coach during the 2018-19 campaign.


In addition to his collegiate hockey coaching experience, Kimball served as the director of development camps and the co-coach of the USA Hockey Girls National Select U-14 Camp.