Warrior Hockey News
Registered: Sep 2002
Head coach Chris Serino resigns
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- Christie Serino, interim athletic director and head hockey coach, has resigned from Merrimack College, effective June 30, 2005, it was announced today by Merrimack President Richard J. Santagati. Serino has accepted the position of athletic director and head hockey coach at Malden Catholic High School, a private, Catholic school in Malden, Mass. A search for both positions will resume immediately.
Serino led Merrimack hockey for seven years, and served as interim athletic director since 2002. He joined Merrimack College in April 1998, becoming the sixth coach in the 44-year history of the hockey program. As head hockey coach, Serino led Merrimack to six trips to the Hockey East playoffs prior to the 2004-2005 season. The team faced a disappointing season this year and did not make a playoff berth. Serino's overall record at Merrimack is 78-149-27.
Serino has played an important role in fund-raising efforts for Merrimack's athletic program and has been instrumental in the development and progress of the S. Peter Volpe Athletic Center renovation project. With Serino's input and leadership, the college's Volpe Center has undergone extensive renovations, adding luxury boxes, a spacious hockey locker suite, a VIP room for the Blue Line Club and other improvements.
"Chris Serino has made many strong and significant contributions to Merrimack College and its hockey program," said Richard J. Santagati, Merrimack president. "He has coached and mentored many of our student-athletes, instilling in them the value of education and community service that Merrimack stands for. We have been fortunate to have him as a member of the Merrimack community for the past seven years. We wish him all the luck in the world as he moves on to this new endeavor."
Serino, a former three-sport All-Scholastic (football, hockey and baseball) at Saugus, Mass. High School, came to Merrimack after seven seasons at the University of New Hampshire. He served at UNH as an assistant hockey and head baseball coach. Prior to that, Serino spent three seasons as the head coach for the Northfield Mount Hermon hockey program.
Release courtesy of Merrimack College
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