Kirsti (Anderson) Hussey was hired as NMH's girls' varsity hockey coach in the spring of 2020.Hussey most recently served as an assistant coach of the Brown University women’s ice hockey team, from 2015-2018. Responsible for practice planning and implementation, NCAA compliance, and leading the program’s recruiting, Hussey helped guide the program to its most successful stretch in five years. Prior to her time at Brown University, Hussey served for three seasons as the head coach of the girls’ ice hockey team for St. Mark’s School in addition to being an Assistant Athletic Director. As the head coach, Hussey was responsible for player instruction and development, creating and running the strength and conditioning program, developing and implementing the overall recruiting strategy. Hussey inherited a team that was struggling to compete, and in a very short period of time, led the program to its best finish in NEPSAC Division 1 in over fifteen years. Before arriving at St. Mark’s, Hussey held previous assistant coaching positions at the University of Connecticut and Hamilton College. In addition to her college coaching experience, Hussey worked USA Hockey Girls’ Player Development Camps from 2009-2019. Her various roles at the camps have included head coach, assistant on-ice director, and on-ice skills coach and evaluator. As a collegiate player, Hussey began her career at Bowdoin College (2001-03) where she guided Polar Bears to two NCAA Frozen Fours while earning First Team All-American, NESCAC First Team and Rookie of the Year. She was also tied for first in Division III for defenseman scoring. Hussey finished up her collegiate career at Dartmouth (2003-05) where she again led her team to back-to-back NCAA Frozen Four appearances as well as an Ivy League Championship in 2004. Hussey has participated in the USA 18's and 19's Junior National Camp and was twice a part of the USA Women's National Team Festival in 2002-03. She was invited to the 2003 USA Women's National Team Tryouts as well. Before moving on to coaching, Hussey played for the Oakville Ice and the Ottawa Raiders of the National Women’s Hockey League from 2005-07. Hussey graduated from Dartmouth in 2005 with a degree in Biological Sciences. She lives in Belchertown, Mass. with her husband Seth, daughters Addy and Emery, and their black lab, Easton.