August 16, 2010

Robert Morris Alum, Logan Bittle, Joins Coaching Staff

Courtesy of Robert Morris Sports Information

 

Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University women’s ice hockey head coach Nate Handrahan announced Monday the hiring of Logan Bittle as an assistant coach.

“I am very excited to have Logan joining our program,” Handrahan said. “I believe he will bring a lot of assets to the table in helping our players develop as well as assisting in recruiting elite players around the world.

Bittle was a member of the RMU men’s inaugural team in 2004-05 and played four years for the Colonials. In Bittle’s first two seasons, he competed under the guidance of Handrahan, who was an assistant for the men’s squad at the time. Bittle is currently sixth in all-time games played (126) for the Colonials, ranks tenth in career points (52) and is tied for eighth in career goals (20). He played a part in the development of the hockey program at Robert Morris, helping it progress from its earliest stages—the school’s first team won eight games his freshman year, but nearly doubled that total by collecting 15 victories during Bittle’s senior season. He has the distinction of assisting on the first-ever game-winning goal in Colonial men’s hockey history, notching a third period helper to push RMU past Canisius Oct. 22, 2004, in its initial game in NCAA competition. Bittle graduated from Robert Morris in the spring of 2008 with a degree in sport management.

After graduation, Bittle continued his hockey career in the professional ranks. He played for both the Dayton Bombers of the ECHL and the New Jersey Rockhoppers of the Eastern Professional Hockey League (EPHL).

 “He has a keen eye for the game and was always a very intelligent player when I coached him with the men's team,” Handrahan added. “He is very eager to begin his coaching career, and I am pleased he chose to return to his alma mater.”

“I am excited to have the opportunity to start my coaching career at RMU and am looking forward to working with Nate and Scott to continue to improve on the success that the women's team has already had,” said Bittle.

Bittle will be behind the RMU bench for the first time Friday, Oct. 1 when the Colonials host Providence to open their 2010-11 slate.