Milton Academy grad lands D1 ice hockey head coaching spot

Longtime assistant college hockey coach John Micheletto Monday was named head coach at the University of Massachusetts, succeeding Don “Toot” Cahoon.

Micheletto joins the Minutemen after spending the last nine years at the University of Vermont, the last six as associate head coach. He previously served as an assistant coach at Notre Dame and Union College.

“I am humbled to be the 13th head coach at the University of Massachusetts,’’ said Micheletto, a Chicago native who graduated from Milton Academy in 1984. “When I first started coaching in 1991, I never fathomed that my first head coaching job would come at such a highly regarded hockey program as UMass.”

Another in a long line of M/A hockey success stories. The article doesn’t say it, but Micheletto played his college hockey at Dartmouth. It is great that Coach Micheletto was able to land a D1 coaching gig, but it is probably going to be hard to attract the best players in the ISL or Founders League to UMass when the Ivies, NESCAC schools, UVM and BC are available to preps.

Yes, BU. I see you out there. Let me know when you finally beat Boston College.

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