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Joe Carter- D2 Head Coach

Email: umdcoach@gmail.com

BIO:

Joe holds a Level 4 USA Hockey coaching certification. He returns for his third season with the Terps after helping last year’s team qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-2013 season. Prior to joining Maryland, Joe served four years as an Assistant Coach for American University, leading the Eagles to back-to-back Mason Dixon League championships in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, and guiding them through promotion to the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference the following year. Joe grew up playing hockey in Minnesota. His career highlights include captaining his Midget level team to a State tournament berth and being selected to represent Team Minnesota in an all-star tournament in Australia. In college, Joe played five seasons of ACHA hockey for the University of Minnesota and American University. Off the ice, Joe works as an attorney for the federal government and remains active in several adult hockey leagues in the Washington, DC area.

Brennen Smith - D3 Head Coach

Email: brennen55@gmail.com

BIO:

Brennen has served as assistant coach for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons and brings 20 years of playing experience to the Terrapins. He played collegiate hockey at Ithaca College, competing in the NECHL of ACHA's Division I. Brennen graduated from Ithaca College in the Fall of 2015, double majoring in finance and marketing. He currently works full time as a Social Media Strategist and Community Manager. In his free time he enjoys hiking, attending concerts, playing the guitar (terribly), and biking.