Sacred Heart associate coach Beal hired as new assistant coach at Miami

Miami has hired Joel Beal as the team’s new assistant coach.

Beal, who coached the past five seasons at Sacred Heart (two as associate head coach), will be involved in the RedHawks’ recruiting efforts and on-ice development.

“We are very excited to bring Joel aboard as an assistant coach,” Miami head coach Enrico Blasi said in a statement. “He possesses a good young hockey mind combined with good experience within the sport. He has great energy and his personality will complement our staff and the program.”

While with the Pioneers, Beal worked in all elements of player development on and off the ice, including with video review and teaching sessions, skill and positional development, recruiting and data collection and analysis of advanced metrics and statistics.

Beal joined Sacred Heart’s staff in 2013 after spending two seasons as an assistant at his alma mater, Union.

Before joining the Union staff, Beal served as the assistant coach of the Varsity Prep League team at Albany Academy. Beal also served as the head coach of the Troy Albany Youth Hockey Minor Midget AAA team. After graduating from Union in 2005, Beal spent three years coaching various youth hockey teams and running summer camps with the Schenectady Youth Hockey Association.

A four-year letter winner at Union, Beal recorded 101 points (27 goals, 74 assists) in four seasons with the Dutchmen.