Jim Higgins (ice hockey)

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Jim Higgins
Biographical details
BornCambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Playing career
1960–1963Boston University
Position(s)Defenseman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1967–1970Falmouth High School
1970–1974Dartmouth (assistant)
1974–1975Brown (assistant)
1975–1977Colgate
1977–1991Princeton
Head coaching record
Overall151-251-21 (.382)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
2013 John "Snooks" Kelly Founders Award

Jim Higgins is a retired American ice hockey player and coach. Higgins is most remembered for his time at Princeton, coaching the Tigers for 14 years after spending the preceding decade building a coaching career.[1] While Higgins failed to produce a single winning season during his time as a college head coach[2] he is nevertheless the winningest ice hockey coach at Princeton since World War II (as of 2019).[3] In recognition of his career Higgins was awarded the John "Snooks" Kelly Founders Award in 2013.[4]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1960–61 Boston University NCAA 11 0 1 1 4
1961–62 Boston University ECAC Hockey 24 0 2 2 12
1962–63 Boston University ECAC Hockey 9 1 1 2 0
NCAA totals 44 1 4 5 16

Head coaching record[edit]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Colgate Red Raiders (ECAC Hockey) (1975–1977)
1975–76 Colgate 9-16-0 6-14-0 13th
1976–77 Colgate 12-16-0 10-14-0 12th
Colgate: 21-32-0 16-28-0
Princeton Tigers (ECAC Hockey) (1977–1991)
1977–78 Princeton 9-14-2 7-13-1 14th
1978–79 Princeton 5-17-4 2-15-4 16th
1979–80 Princeton 11-15-0 9-12-0 11th
1980–81 Princeton 12-13-0 10-11-0 t-10th
1981–82 Princeton 9-14-3 7-12-2 13th
1982–83 Princeton 9-14-2 7-12-2 13th
1983–84 Princeton 6-18-1 5-15-1 t-15th
1984–85 Princeton 12-14-2 7-12-2 8th ECAC Quarterfinals
1985–86 Princeton 11-17-2 7-13-0 9th
1986–87 Princeton 8-17-1 7-14-1 10th
1987–88 Princeton 12-15-1 11-10-1 t-6th ECAC Quarterfinals
1988–89 Princeton 6-19-1 4-17-1 11th
1989–90 Princeton 12-14-1 11-10-1 7th ECAC First Round
1990–91 Princeton 8-18-1 7-14-0 10th ECAC First Round
Princeton: 130-219-21 101-180-16
Total: 151-251-21

      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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 AHCA Major Awards Are Announced". American Hockey Coaches Association. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  2. ^ "Jim Higgins Year-by-Year Coaching Record". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  3. ^ "AHCA Announces 2013 Award Winners". College Hockey News. 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  4. ^ "Former Coach Jim Higgins Named Recipient of AHCA Founders Award". Princeton Tigers. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  5. ^ "Colgate hockey Record Book" (PDF). Colgate Raiders. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  6. ^ "2008-09 Princeton hockey Media Guide" (PDF). Princeton Tigers. Retrieved 2014-08-16.

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