Courtney Sheary was named second assistant for the women's hockey team in August of 2016.
Since August of 2011, Sheary has worked at the Cushing Academy in a number of capacities. In her entire five-year stint, she served as assistant athletic director and varsity girl’s ice hockey coach. Sheary co-coached the Penguins to New England Prep School final four appearances in 2013 and 2013 and was later named head coach for the 2014-15 season. She also participated in player development for USA Hockey’s Rocky Mountain District and Massachusetts Hockey as a player, evaluator and skills coach.
Sheary graduated from the UNH in 2011 with a degree in sociology. While in Durham, she was a five-year member of the women’s hockey team, serving as one of the captains her senior season. Sheary helped lead her team to three NCAA tournaments and four Hockey East championships, winning the league title in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She left the program having played in 130 games and was the team leader in blocked shots as a senior.
She was also the recipient of the 2011 Colleen Coyne Award, which is given annually to the team’s top defenseman. Also in 2011, she was drafted by the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s local team, the Boston Blades. She comes from a strong hockey family; her brother, Conor Sheary, plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins.