Maura Crowell was appointed Associate Head Coach of Harvard Women's Hockey in July 2014 after serving as an assistant coach for four seasons prior. As the Crimson's Interim Head Coach in 2013-14, Crowell guided Harvard to a 23-7-4 (16-3-3 ECAC) record, an outright Ivy League title, a trip to the ECAC semifinals and an appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Crowell, who just finished her fourth season with the women's hockey program, was a finalist for the 2014 ECAC Coach of the Year award for her leadership on the bench as the Crimson finished the year ranked No. 7 in both the USCHO.com and USAToday/USA Hockey Magazine polls.
In her first three years with the Crimson, she helped Harvard earn the 2012-13 Ivy League title, a pair of berths in the ECAC tournament semifinals and rank amongst the top-10 team in the nation.
Crowell joined the Crimson coaching staff after a five-year stint as the head coach at UMass Boston. After just four seasons with the Beacons, Crowell became the winningest coach in school history and ended her tenure with a 73-53-4 (.577) overall record and a 58-36-2 (.615) record in conference play.
She was named the 2009-10 Eastern College Athletic Conference East Women’s Ice Hockey Coach of the Year after leading the Beacons to a 17-9-0 overall record and a 13-6-0 record in league play. Crowell led the 2009-10 Beacons to school-record totals in overall and league wins, and saw the Beacons to the ECAC East tournament semifinals. During her tenure as head coach, Crowell produced 11 all-conference players and amassed the second-most wins among league coaches from the 2005-06 season on.
Crowell also served as an assistant at the 2010 women's national festival in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Before coming to UMass Boston, Crowell spent two seasons as an assistant coach with Connecticut College where she helped the Camels to their first-ever playoff appearance. She was also involved with the Connecticut College development hockey camps. Crowell came to Connecticut College from St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Mass., where she served as an assistant coach with the hockey team and head coach of the junior varsity women’s lacrosse team.
Between 2004 and 2010, Crowell participated in a number of USA Hockey development events, including serving as an evaluator for Massachusetts Hockey and the Texas Amateur Hockey Association, a coach and evaluator for USA Hockey's Rocky Mountain and New England districts, and serving as a coach at U14, U16 and U17 National Develpoment Camps in Rochester, N.Y., and St. Cloud, Minn. Crowell holds a USA Hockey Level Four coaching certification as well.
As a player, Crowell enjoyed a solid career on the Colgate women’s ice hockey team, starting all four seasons as a forward and being named an assistant captain as a senior. The Mansfield, Mass., native helped the Raiders to three-straight ECAC Hockey playoff appearances and a trip to the championship game as a sophomore. She also received ECAC all-academic accolades as a senior. She graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in German and received her M.A.T (Master's of the Art of Teaching) degree in German in 2005.