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Vermont’s Schulman named to DI Men’s Ice Hockey Committee

Catamounts athletics director to serve four-year term

Jeff Schulman, the director of athletics at the University of Vermont, has been appointed to the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee, effective Sept. 1. He will begin a four-year term representing the Hockey East Association, replacing Steve Metcalf, the league’s current commissioner, whose term is set to expire.

A 1989 Vermont graduate, Schulman was a four-year letter winner as a defenseman for the Catamounts before being selected by the Boston Bruins in the 1989 NHL supplemental draft. He was also a member of the first NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament team in school history in 1988.

The Buffalo, New York, native has plenty of previous experience working on NCAA committees, serving on the National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Committee for four years, including two years as chair of the committee. In addition, he was a five-year member of the Division I Women’s Soccer Committee.

“As a former NCAA ice hockey player, I am extremely excited for this opportunity to join the Division I men’s committee,” Schulman said. “It is truly an honor and I look forward to the working with the other five committee members to help advance collegiate ice hockey and make the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey championship the best it can be.”

Before becoming the director of athletics in 2016, Schulman served as an assistant director of athletics from 1993-2002 at Vermont, followed by a stint as senior associate athletics director. Schulman started his administrative career as an intern in the Eastern College Athletic Conference office before moving on to become an assistant athletics director at Bates for four years.

The current members of the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee in addition to Metcalf are Mike Corbett, former hockey coach, Alabama Huntsville; Michael Cross, assistant athletics director, Penn State; Mike Kemp, senior associate athletics director, Omaha; Derek Schooley, head coach, Robert Morris; and Mike Schafer, head coach, Cornell.