Head Coach of Men's Ice Hockey
Bill Kangas was hired in the spring of 1989 to succeed long-time
Eph head hockey coach Bill McCormick who retired with 336 wins.
Kangas guided the Ephs to their first winning season in 10 years
and was named the New England Div. 2/Div. 3 Coach of the Year in
Kangas owns Williams records for most wins in a season (18 – 2003-04, 1998-99, & 1997-98), longest unbeaten streak (10 – 2003-04) and second longest unbeaten streak (9 – 2005-06). Additionally, Kangas' 2005-06 Eph team, tied the Eph in-season record for most consecutive wins (8) set in 1961-62 under Bill McCormick and 1993-94 also under Kangas.
Kangas graduated in 1982 from the University of Vermont with a bachelor of arts in zoology. He also won the Wasson Award as the top men's senior student-athlete at UVM and received a Master's in Education from North Adams State College in 1994
23 years, 303-205-50 (.588)*
*On January 17, 2012 with an 8-2 win over Wentworth IT,
Bill Kangas became just the second coach at Williams to
record 300 wins in men's ice hockey.
Little Three Championships: 11 outright and one tie
Won: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004 & 2005
Tie: 1990 & 2007
1991 – New England Div. 2/Div. 3 Coach of the Year
1994 – ECAC East Champions
1994 – National Shriner's All-Star Game Coach
2006 – Co-NESCAC Coach of the Year
2006 – Finalist for Div. 3 National Coach of the Year
7 – All-Americans
Assistant Coach, Men's Hockey
James LaCour enters his first season as an Assistant Coach to
the Men’s Ice Hockey team at Williams College.
Prior to Williams, LaCour was a 4-year goaltender on Salem State University’s Men’s Ice Hockey team. In his senior season, LaCour received the team’s Most Dedicated Player Award and the school’s Viking Award, which is given for services to the athletic department. After his collegiate career, LaCour spent the 2011-2012 season with the Asnières Castors in the French 2nd Division.
In the community, LaCour was a 4 year member of Salem State’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee, serving as president his junior and senior years. He was also SAAC president of the MASCAC in his senior year.
LaCour graduated summa cum laude from Salem State’s Commonwealth Honors Program in 2011 with degrees in Accounting and Economics. He will receive his Masters in Taxation from Bentley University in August of 2013.