Colgate promotes assistant Borges to associate head coach for Raiders’ men’s hockey team


Dana Borges enters his fourth season at Colgate with the upcoming 2021-22 season (photograph: Colgate Athletics).

Colgate has introduced the promotion of Dana Borges to affiliate head coach for the lads’s hockey staff.

Now having wrapped up his third season, Borges joined the Colgate program as an assistant coach for the 2018-19 marketing campaign after beforehand serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the Raiders within the 2016-17 season.

“Dana is without doubt one of the brightest younger minds in faculty hockey and in my view, he is without doubt one of the perfect coaches within the nation,” Colgate head coach Don Vaughan stated in an announcement. “He is a superb recruiter and clearly understands what it takes for a student-athlete to succeed at Colgate, each on the ice and within the classroom. He works extremely exhausting and has helped us clearly outline our tradition. I’m grateful for his loyalty and all he brings to Colgate hockey, and to the campus and Hamilton communities.

“Dana’s promotion to affiliate head coach and added tasks is only one extra step in the direction of his objective of changing into a head coach. I respect the help of our athletic director Dr. Nicki Moore and for her understanding like mine of the worth Dana Borges brings to the Colgate hockey program.”

Borges is happy in regards to the promotion.

“We speak about belief inside our program each day,” Borges stated. “To have earned the belief of Coach Vaughan, our administration, and our gamers to tackle an expanded function is an honor.

“Coach Vaughan has offered me with unimaginable management and autonomy essential to develop throughout my time at Colgate. Collectively, we have now revamped our recruiting philosophies and put in a student-athlete centered growth mannequin and each are already yielding nice outcomes. Colgate has change into my house and I’m excited to see continued progress throughout the program.”

Previous to coming to Hamilton, Borges joined the Alaska Anchorage males’s hockey program as an assistant coach and spent the 2017-18 season at Williams as an assistant coach. Getting his begin in collegiate teaching, Borges spent two and a half seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Stonehill, the place the Skyhawks went 42-25-8.

A four-year letter-winner at Stonehill, Borges served as a two-time captain and was named Northeast-10 Man of the 12 months in 2013, in addition to a Capital One All-American. After his profitable collegiate profession at Stonehill, Borges performed professionally for one season with the Evry Peaux Rouges in France

Borges graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stonehill in 2013 with a level in sociology.


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