NCAA: Division I
Location: Princeton, N.J.
Jeff Kampersal has spent 18 seasons at the helm of the Princeton women’s hockey team, starting at his alma mater in 1996-97. He is the longest tenured coach in program history and is the program’s all-time leader in wins with 270. Kampersal’s tenure as head coach has been marked by the team’s best-ever ECAC finish of second in 2006 and an Ivy League title that same year. Kampersal has also led Princeton to an additional two top-three ECAC finishes and three 20-win seasons.
Kampersal was the head coach of the USA Women’s Hockey Under-18 Team for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. He led the team to silver medals at both the 2013 and 2014 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championships.
Coach Kampersal has been part of the RinkSport College Development Program since 1998.
“I have worked RinkSport for the last 15 years because Kush has consistently developed women’s ice hockey players by creating an environment that is conducive to learning. He has brought together excellent college coaches who collaborate to teach hockey to motivated players. I keep working the camp because of the quality of the people. We have so much fun and we all learn from each other.”