Northeastern's Dave Flint Named National Coach of the Year

For again leading his team into the NCAA National Collegiate Championship Semifinals, Dave Flint of Northeastern University has been chosen CCM/AHCA Women’s Division I Coach of the Year. This is the second CCM/AHCA Coach of the Year honor for Flint, who also captured the award in 2021.

Flint and his Huskies take on defending NCAA champion Ohio State on Friday afternoon in Duluth (3:30 pm ET).

This marks the third straight year Northeastern has advanced to the Frozen Four as it seeks the school’s — and Hockey East’s — first national championship. The #5 seed in the tournament, NU brings a 22-game win streak into the semifinals, fresh off a 4-1 win at #4 Yale last Saturday.

Under Flint’s guidance, Northeastern is 34-2-1 and boasts the country’s top defense (0.86 goals allowed per game) and best penalty killing unit (91.8%). Flint has a career record of 409-154-44, combing four varsity years at Saint Anselm College and 13 seasons with Northeastern.

Since 2005, he has worked a variety of roles with USA Hockey, including a stint as an assistant coach with the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team. A 1993 graduate of North Adams State College (now the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts), he was a four-year member as a goalie on the varsity men’s ice hockey team. He was named Team MVP as a senior.

Flint received his bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in Sports Medicine. He is an Athletic Trainer Certified and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

Flint was assisted this season by Lindsay Berman, Nick Carpenito and Todd Lampert. The runner-up for this year’s CCM/AHCA Division I Women’s Coach of the Year Award was Nadine Muzerall of the Ohio State University.