June 17, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Ron Fogarty leaves Adrian hockey program to coach Princeton

Ron Fogarty has left his position as coach of the Adrian hockey team to become coach at Princeton. Fogarty was scheduled to be introduced in a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Princeton announced on its website.

Fogarty has the highest winning percentage among active NCAA coaches (.879), going 167-23-10 in seven seasons guiding Adrian.

“It was an honor to be considered for this position and now a privilege to be named the head coach of the Princeton hockey program,” Fogarty said in a statement. “With great enthusiasm, I look forward to building a program that will consistently compete for Ivy League and ECAC championships.”

Fogarty has been the only hockey coach Division III Adrian has known, leading them to a 26-3 record in 2007-08, their inaugural year. The 26 wins remains an NCAA record for a first-year hockey program.

He was named the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association Coach of the Year three times and was a finalist for national coach of the year four times.