Keith Maurice enters his first season as an assistant coach for Ohio State women's hockey, coming to OSU in May, 2013. Maurice has spent the last ten years as an assistant coach at Division III Norwich University.
Maurice was chosen as the first full-time women's hockey assistant coach at Norwich University prior to the 2010-11 season. Prior to that, he served as a part-time assistant coach for the program since 2003. During his time as an assistant at Norwich, Maurice helped establish the Cadets as a perennial powerhouse in Division III women's hockey, including four straight appearances in the NCAA tournament, three straight national championship game appearances and winning the 2011 National Championship.
"Keith has a track record of success both on the recruiting trail and on the ice," Handrahan said. "The level of championship experience he brings will be extremely valuable to our culture here. He is a very diligent, thorough coach who will serve our program well. We are very fortunate that Keith and his family decided to be Buckeyes."
A member of the men's hockey team at Norwich from 1998-2002, Maurice helped capture the first of three national championships for the program in 2000. The defenseman served as captain in 2002 during his senior season, guiding the Cadets on another NCAA title run before falling just short in the national title game.
During his four-year playing career, the Cadets won three ECAC East Tournament championships and made three NCAA Final Four appearances. Maurice was named ECAC East Second Team following his senior season. He graduated with a degree from Norwich in 2002.
Maurice has also served as a head coach and assistant coach at several USA Hockey festivals for select 12-, 13- and 14-year old players. Maurice and his wife Meghan have two children, Chace and Max.