Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff
Wilkes-Barre, PA- Close to five months after announcing the birth of their hockey programs, King's College has a men's head coach. Brockport assistant coach Stephen Mallaro will step into his first head coaching job on August 1st, as King's announced on Tuesday that he will be first to lead the Monarch men.
"It’s a dream come true," Mallaro said in the school's release. "To be able to start your own program and put your stamp on something is very special. I know the coaching business is not an easy mountain to climb, but with the support of good people, good things will happen. King’s College is a very unique place."
Mallaro, at 29 years old, is right at home in the Division III game with close to a decade of coaching and playing experience. He will move to the Northeastern Pennsylvania-based school after two years as the top assistant at Brockport. While working under longtime head coach Brian Dickinson, Mallaro ran the defense and special teams for the Golden Eagles. In the two years prior, he assisted at Manhattanville on the staff of Arlen Marshall.
As a player, Mallaro compiled a prolific four year career at Oswego, a short drive from his hometown of Syracuse, NY. He provided some offensive pop to their defensive unit, posting 38 career points, including team-leading totals as a junior and senior in all-conference campaigns. He also made two appearances at the NCAA championship site with the Lakers. He advanced to a professional career highlighted by a one year run with three different ECHL teams, and spent 10 days as a member of the AHL's Syracuse Crunch.
With the hiring, which becomes effective August 1st, Mallaro will have one year to recruit and build his program from scratch. The men's and women's programs at King's will begin play in the Fall of 2017. A women's head coach has yet to be named by the institution.