Thibodeau added to Massachusetts-Lowell staff as director of hockey operations

Massachusetts-Lowell announced Monday the hiring of Troy Thibodeau as the River Hawks’ director of hockey operations.

He joins UMass Lowell after serving one year at Merrimack as video coordinator and director of analytics and replaces Sean Flanagan, who took an assistant coaching position in the spring with Cornell.

His main responsibilities with the River Hawks will include breaking down team video, coordinating team travel and overseeing team compliance and camps.

“Throughout the interview process, he displayed great organizational skills coupled with a strong communication skills,” said UML coach Norm Bazin in a statement. “We feel he will help our organization improve as he accepts the hockey operations position. We feel his eagerness stood out during the interview process.”

“I am extremely excited to be joining the UMass Lowell hockey program,” added Thibodeau. “Coach Bazin and his staff have done a tremendous job creating a winning culture here and I am thrilled to become a part of it.”

Prior to Merrimack, Thibodeau served as an assistant coach at Wentworh Institute of Technology for one season. He also worked as a strength and conditioning volunteer intern at Denver and Florida in 2014.

Thibodeau graduated from Southern Maine in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He was a member of the Huskies’ hockey team and baseball team.