Former Maine forward Ronan joins Mercyhurst staff as assistant coach

Mercyhurst has hired former Maine player John Ronan as an assistant coach.

Ronan was an assistant coach with the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms in 2014-15 after a year volunteering with Union.

He replaces Robert Ferraris, who left the school earlier this month for the head coaching job at Trinity-Pawling prep school in New York.

“I was completely overwhelmed to the number of responses we received for our open coaching position,” Mercyhurst coach Rick Gotkin said in a news release. “We are really excited to have John join our coaching staff. He is going to fit right in and add a great deal of knowledge and expertise to our program. We welcome John, his wife Robin, and his daughter Cameron to the Mercyhurst University family.”

Ronan played forward at Maine from 2001 to 2005, appearing in four NCAA tournaments and two national championship games. He was the team captain his senior year before starting an eight-season professional career.

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