Kyle Wallack has been appointed as the first head men's ice hockey coach at Albertus Magnus College, which will begin NCAA Division III intercollegiate play for the 2019-2020 season.
"My family and I are absolutely thrilled to become part of the Albertus and New Haven communities," said Wallack. "Being from Connecticut makes this opportunity extra special for us. I would like to thank President Marc Camille and Athletic Director Jim Abromaitis as well as all the members of the search committee for their efforts throughout this process. It's truly an honor to become the first head coach of the program and I am excited to lead and preach the values that Albertus is known for."
Wallack boasts 18 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience and one season as a head coach in the elite United States Hockey League. During that time, he recruited 15 NHL draft picks, three All-USHL players and three USA Olympians. Serving as the associate head coach at the University of Vermont since 2013, Wallack's responsibilities included offensive coaching, recruiting and the power play. Wallack helped lead Vermont to three 20-win seasons in a four-year span from 2013-17, including a 2014 NCAA Tournament appearance. Two years ago, the Catamounts earned their highest Hockey East regular season finish in the standings since 2009 with sixth place.
Prior to joining UVM, Wallack was the head coach of the Indiana Ice in the USHL, leading the team to a 35-16-9 record in the regular season. He also spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Yale and recruited the nation's top scoring offense and recruited several members of Yale's 2013 NCAA national championship squad during his final two years in 2009-10 and 2010-11. Wallack served as an assistant coach at the College of the Holy Cross for two seasons and helped the Crusaders register a historic overtime upset over Minnesota at the 2006 NCAA West Regional.
The West Hartford, Connecticut, native also spent three years as assistant coach at Quinnipiac University, winning the 2002 MAAC Championship and claiming its first NCAA Tournament bid, followed by two seasons at the University of Connecticut.
As a player, Wallack was a four-year starting goaltender at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He served as the team captain as a senior and earned All-NECHA honors twice during his career.