Former Clarkson defenseman Curley hired as assistant coach at Bentley

Bentley has named Matt Curley to its staff as a new assistant coach.

Curley comes to the Falcons after spending the 2012-13 season as the associate head coach of the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League. He also coached with the United States National Team Development Program in 2011-12.

He was also a coach for Team USA when the Americans won the gold medal at the 2011 IIHF World Under-18 Championships.

“I am excited to add Matt to our coaching staff and look forward to him representing our program and school,” said Bentley head coach Ryan Soderquist. “His past playing and work experience, combined with his work ethic, character and determination to develop hockey players will make him a great asset to the Bentley hockey program.”

Curley joins Charlie Carkin and Ben Murphy as assistants on the Falcons’ staff.

Before getting into coaching, Curley played four seasons as a defenseman at Clarkson University and played professionally with the Reading Royals of the ECHL and also in Europe.