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Marks Named Assistant Men's Hockey Coach

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 08/29/2012
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Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. (8/29/12) - Princeton head men's hockey coach Bob Prier has announced the hiring of Tim Marks as assistant coach. Marks' primary duties include video breakdown and player development.

"It is a privilege to be part of this program and to start my coaching career on such a prestigious campus," Marks said. "I would like to thank Coach Prier, Coach Garrow and Coach Gardner for giving me this opportunity to work along side them. I have heard nothing but great things about the guys in the dressing room as hockey players and more importantly people. It is an exciting time and I look forward to the start of the season."

"We are very excited to have Tim join our staff," Prier said. "He is extremely motivated and will bring a new perspective to our staff, as he is not far removed from his playing days. Tim has an incredible wealth of knowledge of the game and will be an invaluable asset to the program. We're looking forward to having him assume video responsibility which will continue the progression of the program."

Marks played college hockey at Clarkson University, where he earned a degree in entrepreneurship & innovation.

A native of Brownville, N.Y., Marks played in 141 career games and had 14 goals and 22 assists. He helped the Golden Knights compile 66 victories between 2006-2010, including two consecutive 20-win seasons in 2006-07 and 2007-08. Clarkson won the ECAC Hockey Championship in 2007, the regular season in 2008 and made appearances in the NCAA Tournament both years.

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed Marks to a contract in March 2010. He was assigned to the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) where he played through the end of the 2011 season. Marks appeared in 59 games and scored four goals and four assists, while picking up 69 penalty minutes. He also played in two playoff games for the Admirals.

Marks joined the Elmira Jackals (ECHL) club last fall but after playing two games he suffered a season-ending injury. He stayed with the club and was an assistant coach and video coordinator.

Princeton opens the season at the Ivy League Shootout at Brown on October 26 & 27. The Tigers host Guelph (Ont.) in a pair of exhibition games on Oct. 19 & 20 at Hobey Baker Rink.







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