UConn rounds out coaching staff with Pereira promotion, Helton as assistant, Ferriss as graduate assistant

Mike Cavanaugh (UConn - Head Coach) The Boston University Terriers defeated the visiting University of Connecticut Huskies 4-1 (EN) on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. (Melissa Wade)
Mike Cavanaugh enters his sixth season as UConn’s head coach for the 2018-19 season (photo: Melissa Wade).
UConn announced Monday its coaching staff for the upcoming 2018-19 season.The Huskies have promoted Joe Pereira to associate head coach and hired Tyler Helton as an assistant coach and Joe Ferriss as a graduate assistant to work under head coach Mike Cavanaugh.Pereira has been a part of Cavanaugh’s staff since his first season as he begins his sixth year on the bench this fall. He has played a significant role in the program’s recruiting efforts during his tenure with the Huskies.Helton has been a part of the program since his freshman year in Storrs in 2012 as he begins his first season as a full-time assistant coach in 2018-19. He will assist the program working with the Husky defensemen, special teams and assisting with all aspects of recruiting.Helton initially joined Cavanaugh’s staff in the fall of 2013 and has worked with the program as a student assistant and graduate manager over the past five seasons.Ferriss returns to his alma mater for his first collegiate coaching job and will assist the program with video breakdown of games and practices, developing scouting reports and practice plans.Ferriss graduated from UConn in 2016 with a degree in exercise science after playing 120 games during his four-year career on the ice for the Huskies.