Wildcats name Nashua native Giuliano an assistant coachStaff report
July 10. 2018 8:59PM
UNH is adding a New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Hall of Famer.
Nashua native Jeff Giuliano, a Manchester Monarchs assistant coach for the last three seasons after a storied college and pro playing career, has been hired by the University of New Hampshire as an assistant, head coach Mike Souza announced on Tuesday.
Giuliano spent the last three season with the Monarchs. He played collegiately at UNH rival Boston College, winning a national title in 2001, before moving on to a 13-year pro career that included 101 games with the Los Angeles Kings.
“I could not be happier to bring Jeff Giuliano to our program,” said Souza. “Jeff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game. He was a player at multiple levels from the ECHL all the way up to the NHL as his network from his time spent as a professional player will lend itself to a lot of opportunities recruiting.
“Everyone says that they have never met someone who works as hard as him.,” said Souza. “He will have instant credibility with all of our players. He is a New Hampshire guy and embodies blue collar spirit in a professional manner.”
“I am very excited to be joining such a prestigious university and hockey program that has such great tradition,” said Giuliano. “I want to thank athletic director Marty Scarano and coach Souza and his staff for the opportunity to join an illustrious program. I look forward to working with our young athletes and helping them develop as individuals on and off the ice. I am excited for the start of the season and to continue the proud tradition of UNH athletics.”
While at BC, Giuliano starred for powerhouse teams that played for the NCAA title twice, winning it once. At the Heights, he played in 166 games, which were the third-most in school history, scoring 40 goals and adding 73 assists for 113 points. He was also on two Hockey East championship teams.
After college, Giuliano joined the AHL Monarchs for four seasons, registering 30 goals and 58 assists, before being called up to the Kings.
In two seasons in L.A., he played in 101 games and notched three goals and 10 assists. He was named the team’s unsung hero in 2007-08.
Giuliano also played in the Russian KHL in 2008-09 and the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany from 2009 to 2015.
The Monarchs announced they are accepting applications for the assistant coaching vacancy. applicants should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.