Former Holy Cross coach Berard takes new job as associate AD for men’s, women’s hockey at Providence


David Berard spent seven seasons behind the Holy Cross bench, guiding the Crusaders from 2014 to 2021 (photograph: Holy Cross Athletics).

Windfall introduced Monday the hiring of David Berard as affiliate athletic director for males’s and girls’s hockey.

Berard will present management, administration, and administrative oversight to the boys’s and girls’s hockey packages, in addition to day-to-day supervision of Schneider Area packages and occasions.

He replaces Rico Blasi, who resigned final month to take the top teaching job at St. Thomas.

“We’re thrilled that David will probably be returning to Windfall School,” Windfall athletic director Bob Driscoll mentioned in an announcement. “David has spent nearly 30 years working in faculty hockey, together with 20 years enjoying and training at Windfall. He brings an unlimited information of the sport, our program and Windfall School to this place. David is an amazing individual, who I belief to supervise our hockey packages on a day-to-day foundation.”

“I’m honored to just accept the place as Affiliate Athletic Director for Males’s and Ladies’s Hockey,” added Berard. “I need to thank Bob Driscoll for his belief and confidence and for giving me the chance to return to Windfall School. I sit up for supporting his imaginative and prescient and dealing alongside people who I deeply respect and admire. I’m excited to work with Nate Leaman and Matt Kelly, their staffs and gamers to construct on the success of each packages whereas positively impacting the student-athlete expertise.”

Berard spent the final seven seasons as the top coach of the Holy Cross males’s hockey staff, main the Crusaders to an 84-116-34 mark in his tenure earlier than stepping down in April.

In 2012-13, he served because the interim head coach at UConn and led the staff to a 19-10-3 mark. Berard additionally had three totally different stints on the hockey workers at Windfall, for a complete of 16 seasons. He was an assistant coach at Windfall from 1994 to 1996 and once more from 1998 to 2011. He additionally served because the director of hockey operations for one season in 2013-14.

Berard additionally served as the highest assistant coach at Lake Superior State for 2 years from 1996 to 1998. He served as recruiting coordinator throughout his time with the Lakers. Berard started his teaching profession as an assistant coach at Colby for 2 years from 1992 to 1994.

A 1992 graduate and former goaltender in his enjoying days at PC, Berard was a member of probably the most profitable courses to ever put on a Friar uniform, amassing a complete of 87 wins over their four-year profession. Berard was a member of three groups that reached the Hockey East championship event and two groups that certified for the NCAA event.

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