Athletics welcomes new coaches of women’s ice hockey, softball

Headshots of Coach Bellamy and Rohn.

New coaches (from right) Laura Bellamy and Jenny Rohn. Courtesy photos

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Laura Bellamy ’13 will be the next Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey, and  Jenny Rohn has been named Harvard softball head coach, Harvard Athletics announced this week.

For both coaches, their new roles mark a return to Cambridge. Bellamy remains one of Harvard’s best goaltenders in its 45-year history. She holds the program record for lowest goals against average in a season (0.92 in 2012-13) and is second in career shutouts (19) and third in wins (60). After her graduation from Harvard in 2013, Bellamy began her coaching career with the Crimson, leading all video coordination, scouting and training efforts for Harvard.

Bellamy returns to Harvard after eight seasons on staff at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). After arriving in The North Star State as an assistant coach in 2015, Bellamy was elevated to the associate head coach role prior to the 2019 season. A noted developer of talent, Bellamy coached 10 Olympians, two Patty Kazmaier Top-3 Finalists, seven All-Americans, two Hockey Humanitarian Award Finalists, 26 All-WCHA Selections, three WCHA Student-Athletes of the Year, one WCHA Player of the Year, two WCHA Defenders of the Year and two WCHA Goaltenders of the Year during her time in Duluth.

Rohn had a standout softball career at Western Michigan, where she served as captain her junior and senior seasons. Rohn completed her master of science degree in psychology at the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2017. While at ULM, Rohn served as a graduate assistant coach and helped guide the Warhawks to one of its best seasons (32-30), while becoming the second team in program history to reach the 30-win mark. During her first full-time stint with the Crimson, covering the 2018-20 campaigns, she helped the program to a pair of Ivy League titles and two NCAA Tournament appearances (2018, 2019).

Learn more about Coach Bellamy here, and Coach Rohn here.