Coach Powers enters his ninth overall season on the Sun Devil Coaching Staff and his second as Head Coach of ASU’s NCAA Division I Hockey program. In his first year as head coach, he led the team to a 10-23-5 in 2015.In the 2013-14 Season Coach Powers helped guide the Sun Devils to their 1st ever ACHA Division I National Championship. He holds a 174-50-14 career record, and his team ended the 2014-2015 season ranked #3 in the ACHA with a 35-4-1 record qualifying for the team’s third straight ACHA Division I Final Four. Since taking the reigns as Head Coach, Greg has also coached eight ACHA Div. I All-Americans and 15 ACHA Academic All-Americans.
Coach Powers has helped lead Sun Devil Hockey to five consecutive ACHA National Tournament appearances, starting with his first year as Head Coach in 2010. In 2012-13, he led ASU to a new program best record and first ever 30 plus win season with a record of 35-8-1, its first ever Final Four Appearance, first ever National Ranking of #1, and a benchmark win over NCAA DI Penn State. During the 2013-2014 season, ASU Hockey won the ACHA DI National Championship, with Powers named ACHA DI National Coach of the Year. The Sun Devils were also named WCHL Conference Champions both for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, and Powers was named WCHL Coach of the Year for 2013-2014. Powers was also named an ACHA Division I National Coach of the Year finalist in 2012-13, and 2014-15.
Himself a Sun Devil, Powers graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 1999 and was inducted into the ASU Hockey Player Hall of Fame in in 2009. Collegiately, Greg was a three-time ACHA Division I All-American Goaltender while playing for the Sun Devils under the tutelage of Hall of Fame Head Coach Gene Hammett. The Sun Devils qualified for three national championships during Powers’ four-season collegiate career, and he was named Team MVP for the 1996-1997 and 1997-1998 seasons.
Ray Anderson, Vice President for University Athletics, has said of Powers, “He is going to be the first varsity Arizona State University hockey coach is because he deserves to be. Greg Powers has built a powerhouse ice hockey program here in Tempe, and because of his work it was probably a matter not of ‘if’ but ‘when’ Sun Devil Hockey would be ready to compete at the highest level.”
Powers said on his NCAA Appointment of Head Coach: “The resources Sun Devil Athletics can provide will bring our program to new heights and within a few years of having 18 scholarships available, ASU will eventually compete at the elite level of NCAA DI Hockey and you will see the Sun Devils in the Frozen Four. Beyond adding the sport, there are now young men and women who have opportunities to compete for NCAA Championships and receive a quality education. We believe we now absolutely have the most unique college hockey experience in the country.”
Coach Powers is a native of Indianapolis, Ind. He and his wife Jessica have two children, Isabel and Jakob.
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