WATERVILLE, Maine --- Chris Hall, who worked with both the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College men's hockey teams the past two years, was named assistant coach for the Colby College men's hockey team on Monday.
Hall and Colby head coach Blaise MacDonald worked together at UMass last year. MacDonald was an associate head coach, while Hall was the director of hockey operations as a graduate assistant coach. Hall also was an undergraduate student assistant coach at University of Notre Dame from 2005 to 2010.
"We are excited to welcome Chris to Colby and our hockey program. He brings excellent experiences, having worked with Jeff Jackson at Notre Dame and with Don Cahoon at UMass," MacDonald said. "The last two seasons Chris has coached at Amherst as a volunteer coach, working closely with goalie and NESCAC Player of the Year Jonathan LaRose. His passion, knowledge, and work ethic will serve Colby very well."
Hall was a volunteer assistant coach and goaltender coach for Amherst. Besides earning New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors, LaRose was the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO) Player of the Year on the national level in NCAA Division III.
At UMass, Hall collaborated on practice planning and game strategy, as well as presenting scouting reports and teaching film. He coordinated all the day-to-day operations of the Division I program, including the Minutemen's appearance in Frozen Fenway 2012.
Hall has worked for the past six summers at the Minnesota Hockey Camps as a coach and head counselor.
Hall has a master's degree in sport management from UMass after graduating two months ago. He earned his bachelor's degree in history from Notre Dame in 2009 and also secured his professional teacher's license from Saint Mary's (Ind.) College in 2010.