Nate Leaman

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Nate Leaman
Current position
TitleHead Coach
ConferenceHockey East
Record241–150–58 (.602)
Biographical details
Born (1972-11-27) November 27, 1972 (age 51)
Centerville, Ohio
Alma materSUNY Cortland
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998–1999Maine (asst.)
1999–2003Harvard (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall379–277–93 (.568)
Tournaments8–6 (.571)
Accomplishments and honors
As An Assistant:

NCAA national champions (1999)
As a Head Coach:
NCAA national champions (2015)
NCAA Frozen Four Appearances (2015, 2019)
ECAC Hockey Conference regular season champions (2011)
Hockey East Conference regular season champions (2016)

IIHF World Junior Champions (2021)
Tim Taylor Award (2010, 2011)

Spencer Penrose Award (2011)

Bob Kullen Award (2016)

Nate Leaman (born November 27, 1972) is an American ice hockey coach. He is currently the head coach for Providence. He was previously head coach at Union.


Leaman grew up in Centerville, Ohio, not playing hockey until he was a teenager.[1] He attended SUNY Cortland, where he played on the hockey team, and graduated in 1997.[2] He was inducted into the Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame in September 2014.[2]

After Mark Mazzoleni resigned as Harvard head coach in June 2004, Leaman was reported to be considered for the position.[3] However, he announced that he would not pursue the Harvard job and remain at Union.[4]

Leaman was named ECAC Coach of the Year for the 2009–10 season[5] and the 2010–11 season.[6] He also won the Spencer Penrose Award for the 2010–11 season.[7]

In April 2011, Leaman was hired to coach the Providence Friars.[8] In September 2013, Leaman signed a contract extension with Providence through the 2020–21 season.[9][10]

In 2014–15, after leading Providence to winning the national championship, Leaman was named USCHO Coach of the Year.[11]

On January 5, 2021, as the head coach for Team USA's National Junior Team at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Canada, Leaman guided the team to the gold medal with a 2–0 shutout victory over host country Canada.

Head coaching record[edit]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Union Dutchmen (ECAC Hockey) (2003–2011)
2003–04 Union 14–17–5 8–11–3 8th ECAC First Round
2004–05 Union 13–22–2 8–13–1 8th ECAC First Round
2005–06 Union 16–16–6 9–9–4 T–6th ECAC First Round
2006–07 Union 14–19–3 7–14–1 12th ECAC First Round
2007–08 Union 15–14–6 10–7–5 T–4th ECAC Quarterfinals
2008–09 Union 19–17–3 9–11–2 T–8th ECAC Quarterfinals
2009–10 Union 21–12–6 12–6–4 3rd ECAC Runner-Up
2010–11 Union 26–10–4 17–3–2 1st NCAA East Regional Semifinals
Union: 138–127–35 (.518)
Providence Friars (Hockey East) (2011–present)
2011–12 Providence 14–20–4 10–14–3 7th Hockey East Semifinals
2012–13 Providence 17–14–7 13–8–6 T–3rd Hockey East Semifinals
2013–14 Providence 22–11–6 11–7–2 3rd NCAA East Regional Finals
2014–15 Providence 26–13–2 13–8–1 T-2nd NCAA National Champion
2015–16 Providence 27–7–4 16–3–3 T-1st NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals
2016–17 Providence 22–9–5 12–7–3 5th NCAA East Regional Semifinals
2017–18 Providence 24–12–4 13–7–4 3rd NCAA East Regional Finals
2018–19 Providence 24–12–6 14–7–3 2nd NCAA Frozen Four
2019–20 Providence 16–12–6 10–11–3 T–7th Tournament Cancelled
2020–21 Providence 11–9–5 10–8–5 5th Hockey East Semifinals
2021–22 Providence 22–14–2 12–11–1 7th Hockey East Quarterfinals
2022–23 Providence 16–14–7 9–9–6 T–6th Hockey East Semifinals
Providence: 241–150–58 (.602)
Total: 379–277–93 (.568)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Providence's Leaman takes unconventional road, with a primary assist from Shawn Walsh". Blogs :: Frozen Four Blog.
  2. ^ a b "Leaman going into Cortland C-Club Hall".
  3. ^ "Harvard Zeroes In on Donato".
  4. ^ "Leaman Confirms He'll Remain At Union".
  5. ^ "Union's Leaman is ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year".
  6. ^ "Union dominates ECAC awards".
  7. ^ "Union coach Leaman wins Spencer Penrose Award".
  8. ^ "Spencer Penrose Award winner Leaman moves to Providence".
  9. ^ Mark Divver. "PC signs Leaman to four-year contract extension".
  10. ^ "Leaman inks contract extension at Providence".
  11. ^ "USCHO coach of the year Leaman builds another championship-level program".

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by Tim Taylor Award
Succeeded by
Preceded by Spencer Penrose Award
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award
Succeeded by