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George Crowe (June 28, 1936 – January 6, 2019) was a Canadian ice hockey coach who spent nearly 40 years in the college and high school ranks.[1] For 21 years, Crowe coached both the men's and women's programs at Dartmouth.

George Crowe
Biographical details
Born(1936-06-28)June 28, 1936
Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada
DiedJanuary 6, 2019(2019-01-06) (aged 82)
Florida, United States
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960–1964Albany Academy for Boys
1964–1969Oswego State
1969–1975Phillips Exeter Academy
1986-1998Dartmouth (women's)
Head coaching record
Overall340-259-32 (.564)
Accomplishments and honors
1979-80 ECAC Ivy Division
1990-91 Ivy League
1992-93 Ivy League
1994-95 Ivy League
1997-98 Ivy League
2001 Wearer of the Green
2001 Shaeffer Penn Award
2004 Joe Burke Award



George Crowe began his coaching career at the Albany Academy for Boys before moving into the college level to take over for the newly minted club team at Oswego State in 1964.[2] The Great Lakers became a Division III in 1966 and while they had success early on Crowe left the program after only three more years, returning to coach high school hockey, this time at Phillips Exeter Academy.[3] Six years on Crowe accepted a second coaching gig in the NCAA, this time with Dartmouth.[4]

When Crowe arrived in Hanover the Big Green hadn't made a tournament appearance in 26 years and had 15 losing seasons in that span.[5] Crowe's arrival brought about immediate dividends when Dartmouth won 11 more games than the previous season and, after two middling years, the Big Green posted back-to-back 19-win seasons, making the tournament in both 1979 and 1980 (The team's last appearance as of 2016). Unfortunately Dartmouth began losing soon thereafter once more ending up with sub-.500 records in each of the next four seasons, bottoming out with a 3-23 mark in 1983–84 (a team-worst record to that point). After the season Crowe resigned to spend more time with his Elite Sports Camps.[6][7]

After going through 3 separate head coaches over the previous three seasons, the women's team at Dartmouth was looking for yet another bench boss and turned to Crowe to stabilize the program. The choice was soon proven to be a correct one as Crowe led the Big Green to winning seasons in each of twelve years with the women's team.[8] In that time Dartmouth won four Ivy League titles and became a perennial power. Crowe retired from coaching for good following the 1997–98 season, turning the team over to Judy Oberting

He died on January 6, 2019 at the age of 82.[9]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Oswego State Great Lakers (ECAC West) (1966–1969)
1966-67 Oswego State 15-4-1
1967-68 Oswego State 10-10-1
1968-69 Oswego State 10-11-0
Oswego State: 35-25-2
Dartmouth Big Green (ECAC Hockey) (1975–1984)
1975-76 Dartmouth 16-11-0 14-10-0 6th ECAC Quarterfinals
1976-77 Dartmouth 12-12-2 11-12-1 10th
1977-78 Dartmouth 11-15-0 9-14-0 t-11th
1978-79 Dartmouth 19-9-2 14-7-1 4th NCAA Consolation Game (Win)
1979-80 Dartmouth 19-11-1 15-6-1 3rd NCAA Consolation Game (Win)
1980-81 Dartmouth 10-16-0 8-14-0 15th
1981-82 Dartmouth 10-15-1 6-14-1 15th
1982-83 Dartmouth 9-15-2 6-14-1 14th
1983-84 Dartmouth 3-23-0 3-18-0 16th
Dartmouth: 109-127-8 86-109-5
Dartmouth Big Green (Women) (Ivy League) (1986–1998)
1986-87 Dartmouth 11-10-0
1987-88 Dartmouth 15-8-3
1988-89 Dartmouth 17-9-2
1989-90 Dartmouth 11-9-3
1990-91 Dartmouth 19-7-0
1991-92 Dartmouth 18-8-0
1992-93 Dartmouth 19-7-1
1993-94 Dartmouth 14-10-2
1994-95 Dartmouth 16-8-4
1995-96 Dartmouth 20-9-3
1996-97 Dartmouth 16-13-1
1997-98 Dartmouth 20-9-3
Dartmouth: 196-107-22
Total: 340-259-32

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion



  1. ^ "Biography - George Edward Crowe". NHL Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  2. ^ "The Evolution of Lakers Men's Ice Hockey". NHL Legends of Hockey. 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  3. ^ "Exeter Hockey Teams Inducted into NH Legends Hall of Fame; Abbreviated History of Exeter Hockey". Phillips Exeter Academy. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  4. ^ "George Crowe". Eliteprospects. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  5. ^ "Dartmouth Men's Hockey Team History". Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  6. ^ "Dartmouth College Hockey". Arcadia. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  7. ^ "Directors & Staff". Elite Hockey Training Center. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  8. ^ "Dartmouth Women's Hockey Team History". Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  9. ^ George Crowe 1936-2019
  10. ^ "2009-10 Media Guide Year-By-Year Results" (PDF). Dartmouth Big Green. Retrieved 2014-07-05.

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