Dennis "Red" Gendron was named an assistant coach of the University of Massachusetts hockey program in July of 2005.
Gendron has spent the past 20 years coaching at the collegiate, junior and pro levels. He spent the 2004-05 season as the Head Coach of the Indiana Ice (USHL) after having spent the previous 11 seasons with the New Jersey Devils' organization. Gendron was a scout and assistant coach with the Devils, who won the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003.
He also served as the Head Coach of the Devils' AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats, for the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons.
This is Gendron's second stint within Hockey East, having been an assistant coach at Maine during the 1990-93 seasons. In his last season at Maine, the Black Bears won the NCAA Championship. He has also been an assistant coach during the 1993, 2001 and 2002 World Junior Championships for Team USA and also served on the staff of several U.S. Select-16 and 17 teams.
Prior to arriving at Maine, he coached hockey, baseball and football while teaching History at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, Vt.
Gendron earned a BA in Secondary Education from New England College '79 and a Master's in Ed. Administration from Maine in 1993. While at New England College, Gendron competed in hockey and baseball. He captained the hockey team during his final three seasons.
Gendron and his wife, Janet, are the parents of Katelyn and Allison. The Gendrons reside in Amherst.
Last updated: June 3, 2010