Keith Maurice begins his fifth season as the Trinity College Head Women's Ice Hockey Coach in 2019-20, having guiding the Bantams to the post-season in three of his first four years at the helm. Maurice came to Trinity in 2015-16 and Trinity posted a 15-9-2 overall record and a 7-7-2 mark against NESCAC teams before downing Williams, 2-1, to reach the NESCAC Semifinals. The 2016-17 squad finished 9-13-3 overall and closed with a 7-3-1 record to make their 11th consecutive appearance in the NESCAC Tournament. Last winter, the Bantams posted another solid tally with an 11-11-3 overall mark and reached the NESCAC Tourney where they ultimately lost in overtime to Amherst 3-2 in the quarterfinals. Maurice is 42-49-9 in his four-years at Trinity.
Maurice came to Hartford after several successful years as an assistant coach at Ohio State University. Maurice also served as recruiting coordinator for Ohio State, and the Buckeyes saw the top recruiting class in its history brought in under his watch. He was primarily responsible for the special teams and the day-to-day development of the Buckeye defensive corps. Ohio State was 32-33-9 in Maurice's two years with the team, including a 17-16-3 mark in his final winter. Maurice began his coaching career at his alma mater, Norwich University, serving as the assistant coach of the women's ice hockey team from 2003 through 2013. He became the first assistant coach in program history and made an impact, leading the Cadets to an NCAA Division III title in 2011, two other NCAA Frozen Four appearances, and a 125-37-31 record from 2007 to 2013. Maurice served as Norwich's recruiting coordinator and was responsible for monitoring the academic progress of players. He was an integral member of the NCAA Division III Staff of the Year with Norwich in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Maurice also served as the head coach at several USA Hockey festivals for select 12-, 13- and 14-year old players in Vermont.
Maurice, who earned his bachelor's degree in business administration at Norwich, was a member of the Cadet men's ice hockey squad from 1998-2002 and helped them capture an NCAA title in 2000. The defenseman served as captain in 2002, guiding the Cadets on another national championship run before falling just short in the title game. During Maurice's playing career, the Cadets won three Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East Tournament titles and made three NCAA Frozen Four appearances. He was named ECAC East Second Team following his senior season, and he racked up 57 career points for Norwich from the blue line. He resides in North Granby with his wife, Meghan, and their children Chace, Max and Tessa.