Trinity Ice Hockey Coach Retiring

From Trinity Director of Athletics Rob Saxton H ’15:

I would like to share the following news related to the Ice Hockey Rocks.

Geoff Norman – After (29) years of coaching Hockey, the last (5) years at Trinity where he served as both an Assistant Coach, and most recently as Trinity Head Coach, Geoff Norman will hang up the skates and retire from coaching Ice Hockey.  We are fortunate that Geoff will continue to be a member of the Trinity faculty and will also continue as an Assistant Coach for Trinity Lacrosse. During his time with the Trinity Hockey, Geoff has maintained high standards and team performance. He schedules competitive opponents, focuses on player development and builds team esprit de corps. Folks that know Geoff understand his passion for the sport and for the young men he coaches.  

On his retirement from Ice Hockey, Geoff said: “This is tough. After (29) years, and a journey that took me from Vancouver to Oregon to Nashville and ultimately right here to Trinity, it is time to move on. I have absolutely loved my five years at Trinity. Our hockey teams have competed hard during the season and at state. At this point in my life, I am looking forward to more family time. Trinity Forever.”    

With Geoff’s involvement and support, I am pleased to announce his successors. David Boyce and Nate Longest will step up from their current roles as Trinity Assistant Coaches and serve as Co-Head Coaches for Trinity Ice Hockey.

David Boyce – A Trinity father (Cole ’21) and uncle (Alex ’11, Nick ’19), David grew up playing Ice Hockey in Detroit, Michigan. His playing days took him from midget hockey to Junior B hockey and all the way to the University of Kentucky Ice Hockey team in the early 1990’s. His ten year coaching career has been at various levels of the sport to include his position on the Trinity coaching staff since 2018. In his professional life, David is a Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Student Affairs at Hanover College. He also owns ProRehab Physical Therapy in Louisville. He and his wife Marcia have two other children in addition to Cole- daughters Elizabeth and Emily.

Nate Longest – A Minnesota native who grew up in Tennessee, Nate played high school Ice Hockey for Father Ryan High School in Nashville. A 2017 graduate of The Ohio State University, Nate moved to Louisville to join Rockwell Automation in technical sales. Nate continues to play men’s league hockey at Iceland and is working on his golf game at the same time. Finally, he hopes that his longtime girlfriend is soon able to relocate to Louisville so that they can stop burning up Interstate 65 with a long distance relationship.  

Please join me in thanking Geoff for his service and in welcoming David and Nate as our Co-Head Coaches for Trinity Ice Hockey.


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