LOU SANTINI, HEAD COACH
Coach Santini brings an immense amount of experience and credibility to the Xpress program that will serve the players very well in the continued efforts to assist them in their development and future advancements.
Before joining the Xpress, Coach Santini has had a very storied and successful coaching career at numerous levels. For the past decade, Santini has been an assistant coach at the NCAA Division-I level with Sacred Heart University, member of the Atlantic Hockey Association.
Prior to Sacred Heart, Santini was an assistant coach for the Ulsa Crude and the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. Before that he spent two years coaching in professional hockey from 2000-01, serving as an assistant coach for the Cincinnati Cyclones (IHL) and the Augusta Lynx (ECHL).
Prior to that experience, Santini served as an assistant coach for six seasons at Middlebury College. During that time, Middlebury won five consecutive NCAA Division-III National Campionships and had an overall record of 137-19-10. Santini first got into coaching as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Iona. Also during that time he was a high school assistant coach from 1990-94. In addition Santini has served as a coach and instructor for the USA Player Development Program in Michigan, Minnesota and New York.
Santini earned a BA in Communication Arts / Broadcasting with a minor in Speech from Iona in 1990. He was also a four-year letter winner as a goaltender for the Gaels men’s ice hockey team.