“Coach Crowley brings a new perspective on the bench and a desire to
continue to build the women’s golf program”, Thompson said.
Crowley, a 2009 graduate of the College at Brockport, was a four-year
member of the Golden Eagles Men’s Ice Hockey team. He was a member of
Brockport’s first playoff victory in school history. An assistant captain
during his final year, Crowley was a SUNYAC All-Academic honoree. He also
received the Bob Peterson Coaches Award as well as Brockport’s Seventh Man
After graduation Crowley served as the assistant men’s ice hockey coach at
SUNY Potsdam for three seasons. He helped guide the Bears to SUNYAC
postseason appearances in both the 2009-10 and 2011-12 seasons. Crowley
served as the primary recruiter for the program where he brought in 23
recruits over a three-year period. During his time at Potsdam, three
players earned All-SUNYAC recognition and three members were named to the
Along with his coaching experience, Crowley leads by example off the ice
as he helped find the Bears Stick it to Cancer and Hockey Day in Potsdam
charities. While at Potsdam he assisted in Bears Back to Basics free
community hockey clinics that ran once a month.
In his role as the Head Women’s Golf Coach, he is preparing for the teams
return for the fall season that opens on September 8th at the St. Lawrence
“I am excited to be part of the Elmira College family and the Athletics
program,” Crowley said. “It is a great opportunity for me to be the Head
Coach of the Women’s Golf program and work with Coach Saul as an Assistant
of the Men’s Hockey program, which has such a great tradition.”
Bears Head Coach Chris Bernard is happy for his former assistant and
appreciative of Crowley’s accomplishments at Potsdam.
“We are tremendously grateful for all Tim’s contributions to our program,”
said Bernard. “His work ethic and professionalism will make an impact
everywhere he goes and will lead to a long and successful coaching
The Bears open the 2012-13 campaign when they host Saint Michael’s College
on Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Massena Arena.