By Seth Orensky,
UMass Boston Athletics
BOSTON, Mass.—UMass Boston men's hockey has announced the hiring of Cory Schneider as a new men's hockey assistant coach.
Schneider makes the short trip to UMass Boston from Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he spent the past two season as an assistant coach. While with the Leopard, Schneider was charged with planning and running practices, recruiting, breaking down film, and helping to run the team's strength and conditioning programs.
"I'm super excited to have Cory on board," head coach Peter Belisle said. "The fact that he was a captain at a program like Ohio State University shows how good of a leader he already he is, and we think he's only going to continue to grow. He's going to be a valuable asset for our program."
Schneider played his collegiate hockey at Division I Ohio State University. In four seasons with the Buckeyes, he played in 112 career games and recorded 10 goals and 12 assists. He was named a captain as a senior and earned the team's Most Improved Player Award during his junior campaign.
After graduating from Ohio State University in 2012, Schneider went on to play professionally in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and the Central Hockey League (CHL). He played briefly with the Fort Wayne Comets and the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL, before joining the Forth Worth Brahmas (CHL) in 2013.
"I am really excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the UMass Boston Hockey Program," Schneider said. "Peter Belisle has done a fantastic job with the program and it is an honor to be a part of it. I really like the players in our locker room and I can't wait to get the season started."
Schneider will help fill the void of longtime assistant coach Sean Walsh. Walsh was named the new head coach at Division II Southern New Hampshire University in July.