Former Manhattanville, Fredonia assistant Silengo selected new Castleton coach

Castleton announced Monday that Bill Silengo has been hired as the head coach of the Spartan men’s program.

Silengo replaces Steve Moffat, who stepped down in August to take an assistant’s job at Plattsburgh.

For the past two seasons, Silengo has been the assistant coach at Manhattanville, where he managed team practices, meetings and the budget, organized and trained the special teams units, and created team highlights and motivational videos following each game. Silengo also conducted the academic guidance meetings and monitored the grades of the student-athletes on the team.

“I am pleased to welcome Bill to take over as head coach of the Castleton men’s ice hockey program,” said Castleton associate dean for athletics and recreation Deanna Tyson in a statement. “His coaching and playing experience is very impressive, and I look forward to watching the success that he will bring with our student-athletes onto the ice.”

“I am excited and honored to be named head coach of the Castleton men’s ice hockey program,” added Silengo. “I want to thank President Wolk, Deanna Tyson, Scott Dikeman, and the rest of the search committee for giving me this amazing opportunity. I can’t wait to join the Castleton community and get to work.”

Silengo also served as the assistant coach at Fredonia from 2012 to 2014 and has been an on-ice instructor at Erik Nates Euro Hockey in Harrison, N.Y., since 2008, developing basic hockey skills for youth hockey players. He has also worked as an evaluator and coach in the New England district of USA Hockey Select Festivals since 2012, grading the best 14-17 year-old hockey players in New England for the national festival.

On the ice, Silengo played for Manhattanville from 2008 to 2012, helping the Valiants win the ECAC West championship in the 2009-10 season and serving as captain during his senior year.

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