Emily McNamara is in her first season as head women's ice hockey coach at Hamilton College. McNamara was an assistant coach at Middlebury College from 2007 to 2011.
McNamara helped guide Middlebury to an overall record of 78-20-11, including 50-7-7 in the NESCAC, from 2007 to 2011. The Panthers captured NESCAC titles in 2009 and 2011, and made three NCAA Division III championship appearances. Middlebury advanced to the national semifinals in 2009 and 2011 with McNamara's assistance.
Most recently, McNamara was co-head coach for the Under-16 Mid-Fairfield Connecticut Stars girls' ice hockey team in 2011-12. She has been an instructor at the Hamilton girls' hockey camp every summer since 2007.
McNamara also enjoyed an outstanding playing career for the Panthers from 2003 to 2007. She played in all 116 games on defense, posted 66 points on 22 goals and 44 assists and helped lead the team to an overall record of 100-13-3. McNamara made the NESCAC all-conference first team in 2005 and the second team in 2006.
Middlebury won three straight national titles from 2004 to 2006, and McNamara was placed on the 2005 NCAA All-Tournament team. She helped the Panthers to NESCAC championships in 2005 and 2006.
As a senior, McNamara served as a team captain, and earned a spot on the 2006-07 NESCAC Winter All-Academic team. She was the 2007 winner of the Captain John Owen Memorial Award for dedication and support of the Middlebury women's ice hockey program. McNamara graduated with a degree in English.
McNamara hails from North Hampton, N.H., and was a three-sport varsity athlete at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Erin Normore is in her first season as an assistant coach with the Hamilton College women's ice hockey program. Normore was a graduate assistant coach at Providence College from 2009 to 2011 and played four years in Providence's Division I program.
The Friars compiled a 37-23-9 record during those two seasons. Normore provided assistance to the coaching staff for on-ice and off-ice drills. She was the video coordinator throughout the season and helped organize women's ice hockey alumni events.
Normore played in two pro leagues after she finished school. She spent 2011-12 with the Memmingen Indians in Germany and was the top scorer in the league. During 2010-11, Normore was a member of the Boston Blades, who were the first professional women's ice hockey team in the eastern U.S.
Normore played at Providence from 2005 to 2009. She appeared in all 143 games on defense, which tied the school record for most games played in a career. She finished with 91 points on 25 goals and 66 assists as the Friars won 66 games.
An assistant captain as a senior, Normore was named the team's MVP and earned Hockey East Conference all-academic team honors. She was one of five defensemen selected to Providence's Hockey East 10th Anniversary Team. Normore was voted to the Hockey East all-rookie team in 2006. She led Providence in assists and ranked 11th in Hockey East in that category her last two seasons.
Normore graduated with a degree in social science and minored in sociology and history. She also earned her master's in counseling from Providence. Normore is from Cambridge, Ontario.