Scott Borek begins his 14th season with the Wildcat hockey
program. As an Associate Head Coach, Borek serves as the
Wildcats’ Recruiting Coordinator. While Borek assists
Coach Umile in all aspects of Wildcat hockey, his primary
responsibility lies in coaching the Cats’ offensive aspects
of the game. He works with the forwards as well as the
team’s power play units.
Borek’s coaching career began as a result of an injury to his neck during his sophomore campaign at Dartmouth College. While the injury ended a promising playing career, it served as motivation to begin a coaching career that has now lasted over 27 years.
At Dartmouth, Borek became the program’s second assistant, working alongside current Dartmouth Head Coach, Bob Gaudet. He coached the junior varsity team while assisting with the varsity. After two years at Dartmouth, Borek moved on to Providence College where he worked with UNH alum Mike McShane and current Wildcat Head Coach Dick Umile.
After helping to rebuild a Providence team back into a national contender, Borek moved across town to join former Big Green partner Bob Gaudet at Brown University. Here Borek’s recruiting efforts were instrumental in moving Brown from a 1-25 record in his first season to a national tournament berth when his first recruiting class became seniors.
Borek left Brown to become the Head Coach at Colby College, where he was a finalist for the Eddie Jeremiah National Division III Coach of the Year Award in 1994. From Waterville, Maine, Borek moved to Lake Superior State University, first as the Associate Head Coach for Coach Jeff Jackson. After one year Borek was named the Lakers’ Head Coach, a position he held for five years. As a Laker, Borek was the CCHA Coach of the Year and a National Coach of the Year finalist (Spencer Penrose) in 1999-00.
Prior to joining Coach Umile on the Wildcats’ staff, Borek served one season as the Head Coach of the New England College Pilgrims in Henniker, NH. At NEC Borek coached former Wildcat Travis Banga who would attain All-America honors as a Pilgrim.
Borek is a 1985 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he received his B.A. in English.