Whitman- Whitman Hanson Regional High School announced today the hiring of Rob Peters as the new boys ice hockey coach. Peters replaces Chris Googins who resigned last month in order to watch his son play college hockey at Norwich University.
Peters has more than 20 years of hockey experience as a player, coach, business owner and marketing professional. He spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Scituate High School where he worked with head coach Brian Hurcombe, who was a member of the 1995 Whitman Hanson state finalist team. He also worked with the New Jersey Devils for 10 years as a marketing and youth hockey outreach coordinator. In addition, he owns and operates his own hockey skill development company where he trains young hockey players of all different ability levels.
"Losing Coach Googins was a huge disappointment but we are excited to have such a talented young coach to continue where Chris left off. Rob shares the values we strive to foster in our athletic department and our school," Whitman Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said. "We were fortunate to have so many strong candidates interested in our program but it was clear Coach Peters has a vision for our team and has a track record to bring that plan to fruition."
Peters made a point to thank Coach Hurcombe and the entire Scituate High School community and while he is sad to say goodbye to the Sailors he is excited for this new opportunity. "I have been fortunate throughout this process to learn a lot about Whitman-Hanson High School," Peters said. "The values and philosophies their athletic department instills in their student athletes directly parallel who I try to be as a person and coach. I am excited to see this relationship flourish as I do my best to build on an already disciplined and respected hockey program."
Whitman Hanson, which competes in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League, advanced to the sectional semifinals this past season, finished 17-6-1.
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