Top Harvard Assistant Leaves for BC

Harvard assistant coach Ron Rolston is leaving to take the same position at Boston College. Rolston replaces Scott Paluch who last month accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater, Bowling Green.

Rolston joins the Eagles after spending three years as the top assistant on the Harvard staff under Mark Mazzoleni. The Crimson this past season captured the ECAC championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1994.

Rolston, brother of Boston Bruin and former Lake Superior State Laker Brian Rolston, has also served on the coaching staffs of Clarkson (1996-99) and Lake Superior (1990-95). Over his 12-year tenure in college hockey, nine times his teams have advanced to the NCAA tournament, with Lake Superior capturing the championship twice in 1992 and 1994.

A 1990 graduate of Michigan Tech, Rolston was a three-year letterwinner with the Huskies between 1986-89 and an assistant captain in his senior season. Rolston was the recipient of the Norbert Matovich Memorial Award as the team’s Most Valuable Freshman in 1986-87.