The men’s ice hockey coaches of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) have selected Oswego State’s Ed Gosek ’83 M’01 as the league’s Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season. It is the third time in Ed’s 16-year career that he has earned the honor (2004-05, 2009-10).
This season, Ed guided the Lakers back to the NCAA Championship for the eighth time in the last 10 seasons, earning a bye into the quarterfinal round, where they lost 3 to 2 to Hobart on March 16.
His tutelage has also aided four Lakers to All-Conference accolades, as Anthony Passero ’20 and Max Novick ’21 were on the first team, Tyler Currie ’20 made the second and Michael Gillespie ’20 garnered third-team recognition. Devin Campbell ’19 nabbed the league’s Defensive Player of the Year honor for the second-consecutive season, joining former Laker Stephen Johnson ’17 as the only players to earn the award since its inception.
Over the course of his head-coaching career, Ed has accumulated one of the most impressive win-loss records at any level. The Oswego alumnus has won 325 of the games he has coached, without having 100 losses yet in his career.