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Robert Morris has named Allison Rutledge an assistant coach of the Colonials’ women’s program.

Rutledge previously served as an assistant coach at Wayne State from 2007 until this past May and played four years at Niagara from 2003-2007, earning All-American honors as a goaltender.

“Allison brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the staff and program both on and off the ice,” RMU head coach Paul Colontino said in a statement. “Allison had an outstanding collegiate career and is currently well entrenched in her coaching career. Her enthusiasm and passion for the game combined with a strong work ethic will make her an excellent addition to the staff.”

Away from the ice at WSU, Rutledge was Wayne State’s academic coordinator, advising and guiding students for academic success while also monitoring their academic eligibility. She also ran the team’s video operations, analyzing game and practice tapes for student-athletes and fellow staff members. Rutledge also led the staff’s efforts for scheduling, travel and community service and assisted with the program’s recruiting and compliance responsibilities.

Rutledge graduated from Niagara magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education and is currently writing her master’s thesis and intends on earning a Master’s of Education in special education from Wayne State this fall with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders.