Pavel Navrat has been named head coach of the North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) girls varsity ice hockey team. Navrat, originally from the Czech Republic, came to America in the early 90’s to play at Westminster School in CT. He went on to play at the University of Vermont, participating in the Frozen Four in 1996. He served as manager and NHL agent to University of Vermont teammate and former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas. He is the director of Navrat Performance, training hockey players worldwide. His focus is now on raising Panther ice hockey to the forefront of the league ranks.
“I am excited to be part of NYA with its dedication to community, leadership, teamwork, and individual growth,” said Navrat. “We are all committed to growing the girls hockey program, and I look forward to working with the team to bring out the best in each student-athlete.”
NYA Athletic Director, Jack Hardy, shared, “In learning about Coach Navrat, I found he has a wonderful reputation and tremendous respect from the student-athletes and families he works with. The girls are fortunate he is available to bring his experiences and knowledge to the program.” NYA girls and boys varsity ice hockey teams play a competitive schedule as part of the NEPSAC Prep League.
North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to students in grade twelve. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character, and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or visit our website at nya.org.