NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Kyle Wallack, part of the Holy Cross coaching staff the last two seasons, has been named assistant coach for the Yale men’s hockey team.
Wallack, on the staff of Paul Pearl, helped the Crusaders register a 4-3 overtime upset of Minnesota at the 2006 NCAA West Regional. That capped a 27-10-3 campaign and helped Holy Cross finish No. 14 in the final USA Today Poll.
The young Crusader assistant served as recruiting coordinator while working with the forwards.
Before Holy Cross, Wallack spent two seasons assisting the University of Connecticut men’s squad (2002-04) where he was recruiting coordinator. He also mentored the goalies, handled scouting reports, coordinated video operations, managed practices and helped with alumni relations.
Wallack’s goaltending protégés include Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Year Tony Quesada (Holy Cross) and UConn’s Atlantic Hockey all-stars Scott Tomes (All-Rookie Team) and Jamie Holden (Goalie of the Year). He also supervised Quinnipiac’s Justin Eddy, who signed as a free-agent with the Washington Capitals.
Wallack served as an assistant coach at Quinnipiac for three seasons (1999-02) where he helped the Bobcats to a MAAC Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance. Wallack spent single seasons at Nichols College (1998-99) and the University of Delaware (1997-98) as an assistant coach.
A four-year starting goaltender and senior captain at Springfield College, Wallack was team MVP, All-NECHA (1995-97), Johnson and Wales All-Tournament (1996-97) and NECHA All-Tournament (1995-96).
Wallack, while playing at Springfield, coached the New England Junior “A” Coyotes to an EJHL Championship. Wallack earned a master’s degree in sport management from Connecticut in 2004.
He replaces former Yale assistant coach Bruce Wolanin, who left to become head hockey coach at Pomfret (Conn.) School.