Mark Dennehy enters his fifth season as a member of the University of Massachusetts hockey staff. He came to UMass from Fairfield University where he was head coach of the Stags for one season.
Prior to being named the head coach at Fairfield, Dennehy served as an assistant at Princeton for three years under Don Cahoon. Dennehy helped lead the Tigers to three consecutive trips to the ECAC "Final Five" Tournament in Lake Placid, N.Y., including the school's first-ever ECAC title and NCAA Tournament appearance during the 1997-98 season. Coach Dennehy began his coaching career at UMass, where he volunteered for the Minutemen from 1994-96.
During his playing career at Boston College, Dennehy was a member of three Hockey East championship teams. He and former teammates, Bill Guerin (Dallas), Marty McInnis (Boston), and Steve Heinze (Los Angeles) played for BC in the 1990 Frozen Four at Detroit's Joe Lewis Arena. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in marketing from Boston College in 1991, Dennehy played professional hockey in Scotland for the Ayr Raiders of the British Premier League in 1991-92.
Coach Dennehy spends his summer coaching for USA Hockey and the Massachusetts Satellite Program. He was a part of the Mass Select 16 Bronze medal team in the summer of 2002.
Dennehy was born October 18, 1967, in Boston, Mass. He and his wife, Heather, and daughter, Kelsey (1), reside in Amherst.
Massachusetts Satellite Program. He was a part of the Mass Select 16 Bronze medal team this past summer.
Dennehy was born October 18, 1967, in Boston, Mass. He and his wife, Heather, and newborn daughter, Kelsey, reside in Amherst.