Black Bears assistant Weiss makes more history in NAHL
This past weekend, Kimberly Weiss of the NAHL’s Maryland Black Bears became the FIRST woman in North American junior hockey to serve as a Head Coach as she led the Maryland Black Bears to three consecutive wins over the Johnstown Tomahawks.
Kim is paving the way for women in hockey and aspires to reach the NHL. She is currently a part of the NHL Coaches Association Female Coaches Program.
Back on June 21, 2021, Weiss was hired by the Black Bears as the first female bench coach in North American junior hockey history.
She came to the Black Bears after nine seasons with The Washington Pride, one of the most respected AAA girls hockey programs in the U.S. Additionally, Coach Weiss is a member of the National Hockey League Coaches Association Female Coaches Program and has been a featured speaker in their Mentorship program.
Kim had a decorated college hockey career at Trinity College in Hartford, CT including being recognized with 1st Team All-American and NESCAC Player of the Year awards in 2011. Serving as team captain her junior and senior years, Kim led her team to the NESCAC finals and an NCAA tournament bid for the first time in program history. She was a four-time All-NESCAC recipient, and is currently the program’s all time leading scorer. Kim was also a finalist for the Laura Hurd Award as Div. III Player of the Year. Additionally, she was awarded the Trinity Club of Hartford Award, given annually to the top senior female athlete of the college voted on by her fellow athletes.
Coach Weiss is involved with USA Hockey’s Player Development Camps in the summer as well as their Coaching Education Program. Kim is a USA Hockey Level 5 certified coach and graduated from Georgetown Visitation School in Washington, DC.