Zannella, who was also named head golf coach, takes over coaching duties from former assistant Tim Crowley, who has assumed head coaching responsibilities for EC’s women’s hockey program.
“We are excited to have Coach Zannella join Elmira College and look forward to him bringing a renewed energy to both the men’s golf and men’s ice hockey programs,” said Elmira VP of athletics Pat Thompson in a news release.
Zannella comes to Elmira after a one-year coaching stint with Skidmore.
He spent two years playing professional hockey in both the Federal Hockey League and the Southern Professional Hockey League after four years playing at Buffalo State, graduating in 2014.
“I am extremely excited to join the Elmira College family,” Zannella added. “It is a great privilege to serve and represent an institution with such strong history and tradition as Elmira College. My biggest priority this year is to do everything in my power to help assist the current and incoming student-athletes maximize their potential while enjoying the sports they love.”