Class of 2008
Founding Member of ACHA
Head Coach, Penn State, Men’s Division 1 (1987-2006)
ACHA President: (1993-1995)
Joe was one of the founding members of the ACHA in 1991.
Mr. Battista was the Head Coach of the Penn State University Icers, for 19 years, compiling a record of 512-120-27 during those 19 seasons. Under his coaching the Icers made the ACHA National Championship game 12 times, winning six times. Joe was voted the ACHA Men’s Division 1 Coach of the Year twice, in 1999-2000 and 2001-2002. He served as the ACHA’s second President from 1993-1995.
Along with the ACHA Hall of Fame, Battista also has been elected to the Halls of Fame for Penn State Hockey, Penn Hill Sports, and the Pennsylvania Sports.