Derek Schooley


Robert Morris signs men's hockey coach Derek Schooley to 5-year contract

Robert Morris has rewarded Derek Schooley for his efforts in building — and now rebuilding — the school’s men’s ice hockey program. Athletic director Chris King finalized a five-year contract for Schooley, who started men’s hockey in 2003 and has been at the forefront of plans to restore it after Robert Morris cut the program last year. After a massive fundraising effort was initiated, the school announced in December that the men’s and women’s programs will be reinstated in time for the 2023-24 seasons.
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Derek Schooley inks new five-year contract

The only coach to ever lead the Robert Morris men’s hockey team has inked a new five-year deal with the program. Derek Schooley signed a new contract that will run through the 2026-27 season. Schooley has been the backbone of the RMU men’s hockey program, building it from the...
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Coach Derek Schooley talks about getting hockey reinstated at Robert Morris University, his career

Derek Schooley has been the head men's hockey coach at Robert Morris University since 2004. The last eight months have been unlike any that most college coaches experience. RMU was the host institution for the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh in April with a number of restrictions in place due to the pandemic. Then on May 26, the university announced it was cutting its men's and women's hockey programs. The university allowed a fundraising campaign to save the program and on Dec. 17, it announced that the sport was being reinstated. Schooley discusses all of this, his career in hockey and more with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers.
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NCAA Division I Women’s Hockey: Robert Morris men’s coach Derek Schooley working to ensure women’s team comes back strong as well

While the fundraising date for the Robert Morris Athletic Department and Pittsburgh College Hockey Foundation (PCHF) is quickly approaching, Derek Schooley, men’s hockey coach and Director of Hockey Ops, isn’t solely focused on the money. The PCHF was formed after RMU cut their men’s and women’s hockey programs and has...

Tim Benz: Derek Schooley prepares for Robert Morris hockey's 'championship game' this Sunday

Autumn weekends have become very difficult for Derek Schooley. The Robert Morris University men’s hockey coach has a void in his life right now. Those days are usually dedicated to coaching his Colonials in Atlantic Hockey contests. In a normal season, his team would have six to eight games under its belt by now and be knee-deep in conference play.

CSC Interviews: Derek Schooley

Nathan Breisinger is a junior Sport Communication major and minor in Sport Management. He is from Baldwin, Pennsylvania. He has been writing for the sports section since freshman year and currently serves as the Sports Multimedia Editor for CSN. Nathan also partakes in RMU TV shows, Sports Talk in the Burgh and Colonial Sports Center as on-air talent as well as associate produces RMU Focus. Additionally, Nathan is a member of the on campus radio show, “Baldwin in the Burgh” and the men’s hockey podcast “Off the Pipe.” Outside of CSN, Nathan enjoys watching Pittsburgh sports and listening to music.

Derek Schooley named coach, director of operations for RMU hockey programs

Derek Schooley, the only head coach the Robert Morris men’s hockey team has ever known, will remain at the forefront of efforts to reinstate the school’s men’s and women’s programs. The school announced Tuesday that Schooley has been named coach and director of men’s and women’s hockey operations. Prominent RMU...