Carson Duggan enters her first season as an assistant coach for Ohio State women's hockey, coming to OSU in May of 2013. Duggan comes to Ohio State after spending the last two seasons as head women's hockey coach at Division III Trinity College (CT).
Duggan, who hails from Ma-Me-O Beach, Alberta, was promoted to interim head coach at Trinity College for the 2011-12 season after serving one year as an assistant coach. She was named head coach of the program in the spring of 2012 and in her two seasons at the helm, guided the Bantams to an overall record of 28-19-4. Duggan was honored as NESCAC Coach of the Year by her coaching peers and also named New England Hockey Writers Division II/III Coach of the Year by the media in her first season as head coach.
"Carson is a great addition to our program here at Ohio State," Handrahan said. "She is a terrific coach who gets the most out of her players. She has been on a very steep incline in the coaching world and is considered one of our rising stars. Her experiences through her playing days, having been to four straight NCAA tournaments, and as a coach will be very beneficial in guiding our players in the direction we want to head."
Graduating cum laude in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in economics, Duggan was also a four-year letterwinner on the women's hockey squad at St. Lawrence. She finished her career as one of the most decorated players in program history, including becoming the first at St. Lawrence to score over 100 career goals.
Duggan was named ECAC Hockey's Co-Rookie of the Year in 2006 following her first season and finished her career as a three-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic team member. She was named the Saints' Most Valuable Player and the St. Lawrence Martha Finch Female Athlete of the Year following her senior season in 2009.
In her time at St. Lawrence, Duggan helped lead the Saints to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. She added a master's degree in economics from Trinity in 2012.