Mikhael Horowitz
Mikhael  Horowitz

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Mikhael Horowitz enters his first season as a volunteer assistant coach for Ohio State women's hockey prior to the 2013-14 season.

Before coming to Columbus, Horowitz spent a year as an assistant coach and personal development coach for the Vierumaki A Juniors; a U20 team located at the Finnish National Sports Institute in Vierumaki, Finland.

Other coaching experience for Horowitz includes serving as head coach of Canada Israel Hockey School in Metula, Israel. While there he helped build development programs for different age groups while also organizing and running camps. One of the camps he ran was with former San Jose Sharks assistant coach Derek Eisler. He also ran a camp in Helsinki, Finland, for Israel girl hockey players.

Horowitz's playing career includes a three-year stint on the U18 Israel National Ice Hockey Team from 2005-07, where he served as assistant captain of the bronze medal winning team in 2005 and as captain of the silver medal winning squad in 2006. In 2012 and 2013, Horowitz was a member of the Israel Senior National Team which competed in Bulgaria in 2012 and won gold competing in Turkey in 2013.

In between his playing career Horowitz served on the Israel Defence Force as a combat sargent from 2007-09 and as a combat officer from 2009-10, in which he was in charge of a team of 30 men.

Horowitz has been attending Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science since 2011 with plans to finish with a bachelor's degree in sports and liesure management following completion of his studies.