Jaclyn Hawkins joins the UConn women's ice hockey coaching staff in 2008-09 for her first season as a collegiate coach. A 2008 University of Connecticut graduate, Hawkins moves from the ice to behind the bench after a successful four-year career with the Connecticut women's ice hockey program.
Hawkins served as a captain her senior and junior years, as well as an alternate captain her sophomore season. She led the Huskies with a program-high 27 assists this past season while adding 14 goals for 41 points. Hawkins currently leads the UConn program in career goals, assists and points as she finished her collegiate career with the Huskies earning a program-record 22 wins.
She also received the Hockey East's Sportsmanship Award in March as she became the only UConn women's ice hockey player to receive that honor. She also earned the right to be on the New England Hockey Writers Division I Women's All-Star Team and was able to travel to Denver, Colo. for the 2008 Frozen Four Skills Challenge in April as she was selected for the event after a week of online voting followed by a committee selection.
In a total of 137 games with the Huskies, Hawkins contributed 144 points on 69 goals scored and 75 assists. As a junior, she led the Huskies with 18 goals, 18 assists and 36 points. As a sophomore she led the program in all three categories as well, including 12 goals, 15 assists and 27 points.
As a freshman, Hawkins was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year as well as U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO) Rookie of the Year. With her successful start with the Huskies, she was also chosen for the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, USCHO All-Rookie Team and the Hockey East Second Team for her efforts. During the 2004-05 season, Hawkins made the Canadian Under-22 Development and Selection Camp as well.
Prior to joining the UConn staff, Hawkins spent time as a TEC-TAC International Hockey School instructor in Carleton Place, Ont. in both the summers of 2006 and 2007. She taught fundamental skills, including but not limited to, skating, puck handling and shooting, as well as concepts and sportsmanship characteristics.
A native of Manotick, Ont., Hawkins graduated from UConn with a bachelor's degree in sociology. She currently resides in Manchester, Conn.