On Wednesday, October 12, Trinity College named Matt Greason '98 the new head coach of the college's men's ice hockey team. Matt, who was a four-year letter winner and captain of the Bantams, becomes the program's third coach in its 38 year existance.
After beginning his hockey coaching career at the high school level and working his way through the coaching ranks, Matt spent the past two seasons coaching in the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Earlier this year, he was promoted from assistant coach of the U-17 team to assistant coach of the U-18 team, and while he was thrilled to be with the U-18 team, said that becoming a collegiate coach was his ultimate goal.
In addition to playing for Trinity, Matt also served as an assistant coach at Trinity from 2007-09 before leaving for the NTDP. Former Trinity head coach David Cataruzollo accepted a hockey operations job at Harvard College in August, opening the door for Matt to apply for the Trinity coaching job.
"I could not be more excited to be coming back to my alma mater as head men's hockey coach," Matt said in an interview with Trinity College
. "It is a wonderful opportunity for me to give something back to a place that has given me so much. (Previous Trinity Head) Coaches Dunham and Cataruzolo have established a special tradition with a family atmosphere for Trinity men's ice hockey, and I will do my best to carry that on."