Cara Morey was named the head coach of Princeton women’s hockey in June 2017, after serving six years as an assistant and associate head coach.
Morey has spent the last six years helping to lead Princeton to the ECAC quarterfinals five times and most recently the ECAC semifinals this past season, when Princeton went 20-10-3. She also was instrumental in Princeton’s run to the 2016 Ivy League championship and at-large berth in the NCAA tournament.
Princeton has had nine All-ECAC and 18 All-Ivy League selections in her six years. This past year, she helped recruit and develop goalie Steph Neatby, the 2017 USCHO Division I Rookie of the Year. She also helped Kelsey Koelzer earn first-team All-America honors in 2016.
In addition to her coaching at Princeton, Morey also coached with Team Canada at the 2016-17 U-18 World Championships, helping the Canadians to a silver medal. Her international experience includes a gold medal as a player with Team Canada at the 2000 Nations Cup, two years experience as a player in the national program and gold as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2015 Nations Cup in Germany. Morey was also a coach at the National Development Team Camps in 2012 and 2014, at the 2014 National Women’s Team Fall Festival and at the 2016 National Women’s Under 18 three-game series with the U.S. this past August.
A 2001 graduate of Brown University, Morey (nee Gardner) was a two-sport athlete playing, both hockey and field hockey. An All-ECAC and All-Ivy League defender, she helped the Bears to three AWCHA National Championship tournament appearances, including two runner-up finishes.
She earned All-Ivy and All-America honors in both sports and was the 2001 recipient of Brown’s Bessie H. Rudd Award, which is given to the female varsity athlete that has done the most to promote female athletics through spirit, enthusiasm and leadership. She also represented Brown at the NCAA Leadership Conference in 2000.
She then played two seasons in the NWHL with the Montreal Wingstars and the Brampton Thunder.
On the coaching side, Morey spent a year teaching and coaching hockey, field hockey and softball at Thayer Academy. She also spent a season working at Robert Morris and coached the Phoenix Lady Coyotes U-19 AAA team.
Morey graduated from Brown with a degree in human biology and earned a Master’s of Education from Arizona State in 2010.
Morey’s husband Sean spent nine years playing in the NFL. Also a Brown graduate, Sean has the distinction of scoring the first touchdown in Princeton Stadium history. He is also a Super Bowl Champion and NFL Pro Bowler. The couple has three daughters, Devan, Kate and Piper.