Head Coach Bio


Philip Oberlin, Division II Head Hockey Coach

Philip Oberlin coaches the Division II Men’s Hockey team for Ohio University. Mr. Oberlin has spent 4 years with Ohio University recording a record of 76 wins, 42 losses and 4 ties. In 4 years, he has achieved a USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Certificate and was awarded Coach of the Year in 2013-14 by the Tri-State Collegiate Hockey League.

Prior to coaching at Ohio University, he played on the Ohio University’s Division I Men’s Hockey team and the Cincinnati Cobras Junior Hockey team. He was awarded or voted to be a captain 5 of the 7 seasons with the Division I team and the Cincinnati Cobras. In 2007, he received Rookie of the Year and the Unsung Hero Award. He was also a member of the Central States Collegiate Hockey League tournament championship team in 2009.

Mr. Oberlin is also active in the Athens Youth Hockey Association and was named the Association Coaching and Education Coordinator in 2014, responsible for the hiring and supervising of all coaches in the association. In 2015, he was named an alumni representative of the Blueline Booster Club, which is the non-profit organization that helps to fund the Ohio University Division I and Division II Hockey teams.

Mr. Oberlin received the Patton College of Education, Outstanding Student Award Recreation Management in 2015 and will graduate from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Studies in 2015.

Mr. Oberlin is originally from Athens, OH. He has an older brother, younger sister and younger brother. In his personal time he enjoys to play sports such as, golf, baseball, racquet ball and swimming. His favorite summer activities are going cliff jumping in Moxahala, OH and laying by the pool.

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