University of Massachusetts will hire St. Lawrence coach Greg Carvel as the school's new head hockey coach, it was confirmed Tuesday. The news of the hiring was first reported by ESPN's John Buccigross.
Carvel has been the head coach at his alma mater since the 2012-13 season. He was a standout player for the Saints from 1989-1993, serving as captain during his senior season. He compiled 37 goals and 87 assists over 124 collegiate games, playing for legendary Joe Marsh.
Carvel, a Hotchkiss School alum, got his coaching career started in the prep ranks as an assistant at Canterbury. He moved onto Division III Amherst College before taking a job as Director of Hockey Operations for the now defunct Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL.
In 1999 he became an amateur scout for the Anaheim Ducks. Carvel got his first pro coaching job as an assistant coach with the Ottawa Senators for the 2005-06 season where he stayed until 2011. He was an assistant coach for the U.S. squad at the 2015 World Championships.
This is a great hire by UMass Athletic Director Ryan Bamford. The Minutemen needed to make a splash, replacing the fired John Micheletto. Carvel is a rising star in the hockey world and will bring knowledge, passion and a great persona to the program.