Army coach Riley takes on added role as AHCA president

Army head coach Brian Riley has been named the new president of the American Hockey Coaches Association and will start in his new role on July 1.

Riley has served as vice president for membership the past two seasons, a role that will now be assumed by Cornell assistant coach Ben Syer.

“Brian has demonstrated a sincere desire to assist the AHCA since he first became an officer two years ago,” said AHCA executive director Joe Bertagna in a statement. “It is easy to see the qualities in him that have made him a success over the years.”

Clarkson head coach Casey Jones has also been named the new VP for sponsorships, replacing Providence head coach Nate Leaman and Dallas Ferguson (Alaska), Rob Facca (Western Michigan), Bill Moore (St. Mary’s) and Paul Lowden (non-varsity rep from Davenport) were named to the AHCA Board of Governors.

In addition, Bertagna was reappointed as executive director and Bruce Delventhal was reappointed as treasurer.