Graham Returns to Rensselaer as Assistant Coach

Former Rensselaer player Nolan Graham has been named an assistant coach at his alma mater.

Graham, who played for the Engineers from 1999 to 2003, was the coach and general manager of Alberni Valley in the BCHL last season.

“I am extremely excited to once again play an active role in RPI hockey, and continue building on the advances the program has made over the past couple of seasons,” Graham said in a statement. “I look forward to giving back to the RPI student-athletes and community and am eager to work with Coach [Seth] Appert and Coach [Bryan] Vines in building toward a championship program.”

Graham replaces Jim Montgomery, who became the head coach at Dubuque of the USHL.

“I am very excited to bring one of our own back to Rensselaer as we continue to elevate our program,” Appert said. “Nolan’s passion, work ethic, knowledge of the game and understanding of what it takes to win will be a great asset to the RPI hockey family. He will pass these winning attributes on to our young men much like he did this past year in Alberni Valley.”

Graham played professionally in the ECHL, CHL and in Australia before turning to coaching.

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