On Monday, July 16, the University of Massachusetts introduced former Hill varsity hockey coach John Micheletto as the 13th Men's Ice Hockey coach in the school's history. Micheletto will take over at U-Mass after spending the previous nine seasons at the University of Vermont.
A 1990 graduate of Dartmouth College, Micheletto arrived at The Hill in 1991 as an instructor of English following a brief professional hockey career. He was an assistant varsity hockey coach during his first year at The Hill before taking over as the head coach in 1992, when he immediately resurrected the program. During his first season as head coach, the team finished with a 14-7 record, which was a drastic turnaround from the previous year's 4-17 record. The hockey team posted winning records in three of his four seasons at the helm, and he helped oversee the return of top New England prep schools to the schedule.
He left The Hill in 1996 for his first collegiate job as an assistant coach at Union College, a position he held until 1999. While at Union, Micheletto recruited former Hill standout goaltender Brandon Snee '98, who went on to be Union's starting goaltender for four seasons. After leaving Union, Micheletto spent four years at Notre Dame before joining the coaching staff at the University of Vermont in 2003. Micheletto became the program's associate head coach and director of recruiting in 2006, a position which he held through the 2011-12 season.
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