Grillo Leaves Brown For USA Hockey

Brown coach Roger Grillo is leaving the school to take a position with USA Hockey as a regional manager of the program’s new American Development Model.

Roger Grillo was 120-205-52 in 12 seasons at Brown.

Roger Grillo was 120-205-52 in 12 seasons at Brown.

Grillo had a 120-205-52 record in 12 seasons with the Bears. He posted three straight winning seasons — 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05 — but the Bears fell to 5-23-5 last season and posted six or fewer wins in three of the last four seasons.

Grillo, 45, coached one Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick finalist in his tenure, goaltender Yann Danis in 2004.

He played defense at Maine for two seasons in the 1980s before turning to coaching.

Before going to Brown, Grillo had assistant coaching stops at Norwich (1989-90) and Vermont (1990-97).

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