OSU Women’s Hockey Coach Resigns After Telling Players To ‘Get Horny’ For The Puck

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Ohio State University’s head women’s hockey coach, Nate Handrahan, resigned Monday in the wake of a report circulating that details Handrahan’s inappropriate behavior toward his players, namely telling them to “get horny for the puck”.

Ray Stein of Columbus Dispatch has the scoop:

Handrahan, according to witnesses, made sexual comments or innuendos about female players and their relationships with their boyfriends and that he routinely used sexually explicit or vulgar language during practices and in games. Witnesses said that he occasionally implored his players to “get horny for the puck” during practice, a term that players found inappropriate.

Witnesses also said that Handrahan regularly speaks to players in a belittling or condescending tone, and several described him as a “bully.” In one instance, according to the report, a player asked Handrahan to stop yelling at her during a meeting and the coach responded by saying, “I haven’t yelled. Do you want me to show you what yelling is?”

Admittedly, I don’t know the extent of the comments made and innuendos implied, and if they warranted a resignation, then great, a scumbag coach is fired and everyone can begin the healing process. But I will say this:

My high school basketball coach called me a “pussy” in practice one day when I was doggin’ it and it may have been the most positively impactful thing anyone’s ever said to me. As J.K. Simmons put it Whiplash, “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job'”. I’m convinced this line alone won him Best Supporting Actor. And it should have.

Before this dude is raked over the coals, let’s keep some perspective. Bobby Knight didn’t win over 900 college basketball games by patting his players on the back and handing out participation trophies. And ultimately, that’s how he’ll be remembered. It’s a shame that this poor bastard’s gravestone will read “Nate Handrahan, Get Horny For The Puck”.

This guy could be the greatest motivator of all time on a different squad. If I were playing for this guy and he told me to get horny for the puck, you best believe I’ll race from blue line to blue line to be the first one to the biscuit, where I’d proceed to whip my dick out.

Regardless, you can be my fearless, somewhat thirsty leader any day, Nate. I’ll run through a fucking wall for you.

Via Deadspin