“I am thrilled to have Ron join our distinguished team of coaches at Princeton,” Mollie Marcoux, incoming director of athletics, said. “Ron is an accomplished coach with a proven track record of success, both as a player, assistant coach and head coach. I am confident that he will provide the knowledge, experience and creative leadership needed for our program to thrive on an Ivy, ECAC and national level. Ron also brings to Princeton an appreciation of the demands of being a high-level student-athlete and will work hard to help provide our players with a first-rate experience, on and off the ice.”
“On behalf of Princeton and Princeton ice hockey, we are delighted that Ron Fogarty has accepted the challenge of leading our program, coaching our student-athletes and focusing on making Hobey Baker proud again,” Gary Walters, outgoing director of athletics, said. “The Princeton community looks forward to welcoming Ron, his wife Monica and their three children Jordan, Rachel and Emma.”
Fogarty began the program at Adrian and has since grown it into a powerhouse. In seven years, he posted a 167-23-10 record. The Bulldogs have competed in the NCAA tournament four times in the past five years and was the national runner-up in 2010-11, losing 4-3 in the national championship game. The Bulldogs won six regular-season titles competing in the Northern College Hockey Association (formerly Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association), and won five Harris Cup playoff championships.
“It was an honor to be considered for this position and now a privilege to be named the head coach of the Princeton hockey program,” Fogarty said. “With great enthusiasm, I look forward to building a program that will consistently compete for Ivy League and ECAC championships. Our players will be recognized for excellence in the classroom, ambassadors for the university in the community and relentless competitors on the ice.”
Fogarty led the Bulldogs to unprecedented success as they set an NCAA single-season record for wins by a first-year program at 26-3 in 2007-08. Fogarty’s success at Adrian continued, as the program became the fastest hockey program to reach the NCAA tournament and 100 wins. To his credit, Fogarty was named the MCHA coach of the year three times and was a four-time finalist for national coach of the year.