Josh Brandwene

Josh Brandwene

Class of 2008


Player: Penn State University, (1988-1991)

Head Coach: West Virginia University (1994-1995), University of Delaware (1996-2003) University of Michigan-Dearborn (2003-2004)

ACHA President (1997-2004)

Josh participated in all levels of the ACHA; starting as a player at Penn State, then coaching at several ACHA schools, and finally was the ACHA’s third President serving from 1997-2004.

During his time as President the ACHA experience substantial growth with 84 teams in the association at the start of his tenure and 278 teams in 2004. During this time, two new divisions, Men’s Division 3 and the Women’s Division were brought into being.

Brandwene had several successful coaching stints as well. While at West Virginia, He helped lead the Mountaineers to their first every ACHA National Tournament in 1995. A year later, he became the head coach at the University of Delaware. During his seven seasons in Newark, the Blue Hens went to the National Tournament each year, had reaching the Championship game in 2001. His last stop was at the University of Michigan-Dearborn for the 03/04 season, helping to lead the team their first winning season in three years.