After a one-year absence, Brian McCloskey will return to New Hampshire as associate head coach, the school announced Tuesday. McCloskey replaces Chris Serino, who left to become head coach at Merrimack after last season.
Prior to last year, which he spent as associate head coach at Dartmouth, McCloskey had been an assistant for five years with New Hampshire, recruiting such players as Mark Mowers, Jason Krog and Derek Bekar.
“I had a great experience at UNH and I’m glad to be coming back,” McCloskey, 43, told Foster’s Daily Democrat. “It was a personal decision that my wife and I made. She has a career as a lawyer in the [Maine] attorney general’s office and coming back to UNH relieves some stress of being so far apart.”
McCloskey, an alumnus of Dartmouth, played three years on the varsity hockey squad there from 1974-77. Prior to his first stint at UNH, he was an assistant coach at Princeton and Brown, and served as head coach for two prep teams.