New England Hockey Journal: Micheletto's Moment - UMass Athletics

New England Hockey Journal: Micheletto's Moment

First-year UMass head coach John Micheletto is featured in this month's New England Hockey Journal:

A Dartmouth College and Milton Academy graduate, Micheletto comes to UMass with a history of working with programs trying to build. He was an assistant on the Union staff when Kevin Sneddon arrived as head coach in 1998, and though Micheletto left before Sneddon got that program into better shape, he helped put building blocks in place that pulled the Dutchmen out of the ECAC cellar.

Micheletto went from Union to Notre Dame, serving as an assistant under Dave Poulin for four years as the Irish steadily improved into a contender.

Before college hockey, Micheletto spent five years at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., and as the head coach reversed the team's fortunes in his first year, taking the Rams from a 4-17 record in 1991 to a 14-7 mark in 1992.

At Vermont, Micheletto was reunited with Sneddon in 2003 and served as his top recruiter, also running the Catamounts' power play and being promoted to associate head coach in 2006, helping push the Catamounts to appearances in the 2008 Hockey East final and 2009 Frozen Four.

H.T. Lenz, a UVM junior this year and the Catamounts captain, called Micheletto "knowledgeable about all aspects of the game.

Read more of Andrew Merritt's piece from the October New England Hockey Journal