Men's Ice Hockey

RECORD: 8-5-2 ; NESCAC: 5-3-2; NR: -- --------------------------- NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 4 ----------------------- NESCAC TITLES: 3 (2009, '12, '15) ------------------------------------

Jack Arena '83
Jack Arena '83
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 413-542-7950
Email: jaarena@amherst.edu
Season: 36th

 

 

Jack Arena '83


Career Coaching Record
Amherst College
(36th season, 463-339-70 Overall)

1983-84: 17-6-1 2001-02: 6-14-5
1984-85: 15-8-1 2002-03: 7-13-5
1985-86: 11-12-0 2003-04: 11-11-3
1986-87: 7-16-0 2004-05: 13-10-2
1987-88: 5-17-1 2005-06: 12-12-1
1988-89: 14-12-0 2006-07: 14-9-1
1989-90: 11-12-1 2007-08: 14-9-3
1990-91: 13-12-1 2008-09: 22-5-1
1991-92: 13-11-2 2009-10: 16-5-4
1992-93: 12-9-2 2010-11: 12-9-4
1993-94: 6-14-2 2011-12: 24-4-1
1994-95: 6-15-1 2012-13: 15-7-3
1995-96: 17-9-0 2013-14: 16-8-3
1996-97: 14-10-1 2014-15: 22-5-2
1997-98: 10-12-1 2015-16: 11-12-4 
1998-99: 19-4-0 2016-17: 14-7-3
1999-00: 15-6-3 2017-18: 11-9-5
2000-01: 18-5-3  

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  • Two NESCAC Titles (2012, 2015)

  • Three NCAA Championship Appearances
    (2009, 2012, 2015)

  • 2012 and 2015 Edward Jeremiah Award (AHCA Division III National Coach of the Year) Winner

  • Two-Time NESCAC Coach of the Year (2009, 2012)

  • Guided Team to Program-Best 24 Single Season Wins in 2011-12

  • 2009 New England Hockey Writers ECAC East Coach of the Year

 

Since taking the reins of the Amherst College men’s ice hockey program during the 1983-84 season, head coach Jack Arena ’83 has guided the Mammoths to an impressive 463-339-70 overall record. 

Entering the 2018-19 season, Amherst has posted a 74-41-17 (.625 winning percentage) over the last five seasons. Advancing to the NESCAC Finals in three xonsecutive seasons (2013-2016) during that span, the Mammoths captured two Little III titles and the program's third NESCAC crown, while Arena has mentored nine All-Conference selections, three All-Region honorees and one AHCA All-American.

In 2014-15, the Mammoths clinched its third NESCAC Championship with a 1-0 win over Williams, before topping Norwich (4-3) in an overtime thriller to earn the program’s second berth in the NCAA Frozen Four and finished with an overall record of 22-5-2. For his efforts, Arena earned the Edward Jeremiah Award (AHCA Division III Coach of the Year) for the second time in his career after previously winning the award in 2012. He also logged his second NESCAC Coach of the Year honor, having already claimed the accolade following the 2008-09 season.

The 2011-12 season was even more successful, as Amherst set a program record for wins with a 24-4-1 mark, advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time ever, led the nation in scoring defense (1.66) for the second consecutive year, and climbed as high as No. 2 in the USCHO.com Poll. Arena was once again recognized by his peers, this time earning National Coach of the Year honors from the AHCA.

Arena’s 2008-09 team finished 22-5-1 and led Division III in scoring defense (1.46) and penalty kill percentage (90.3), earning Arena NESCAC Coach of the Year and New England Hockey Writers ECAC East Coach of the Year honors.

A native of Randolph, Mass., Arena became Amherst's head coach immediately following his senior year with the program. Tied for fourth on Amherst's all-time scoring list, he capped off his career in 1983 by receiving the Hoby Baker Award as the best player in Division III.

Also serving as Amherst's men’s golf coach, Arena has a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. He and his wife, Diane Arena '84, are the parents of two daughters, Emily and Ellen, and two sons, Patrick and John.