UMass Boston has announced the hiring of Cory Schneider as a new assistant coach.
Schneider makes the short trip to UMass Boston from Wentworth, where he spent the past two season as an assistant coach. While with the Leopards, Schneider was charged with planning and running practices, recruiting, breaking down film, and helping to run the team’s strength and conditioning programs.
“I’m super excited to have Cory on board,” UMB head coach Peter Belisle said in a statement. “The fact that he was a captain at a program like Ohio State University shows how good of a leader he already he is, and we think he’s only going to continue to grow. He’s going to be a valuable asset for our program.”
Schneider played his collegiate hockey at Ohio State and in four seasons with the Buckeyes, he played in 112 career games and recorded 10 goals and 12 assists. He was named a captain as a senior.
After graduating from OSU in 2012, Schneider went on to play professionally in the ECHL and the Central Hockey League.
“I am really excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the UMass Boston hockey program,” Schneider added. “Peter Belisle has done a fantastic job with the program and it is an honor to be a part of it. I really like the players in our locker room and I can’t wait to get the season started.”
Schneider will help fill the void of longtime assistant coach Sean Walsh, who was named the new head coach at Southern New Hampshire in July.