BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards are pleased to announce that Chris Santello has been named the new Assistant Coach for the junior team that plays in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Santello joins Kory Falite's staff as the UMass Lowell alum gets set to begin his first-year as the Head Coach and General Manager of the junior program.
Santello played four years of NCAA Division III hockey at New England College in the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC).
"I spent four years working under Freddy Meyer, and I learned so much from him," said Falite. "Freddy has built this program from scratch and for the past 6 seasons he has done an unbelievable job. In bringing in Chris [Santello] I am hopeful that I can be a mentor to him the same way Freddy was to me when I was his assistant. I am really looking forward to getting things started with Chris this fall.
Santello is familiar with junior hockey and in particular the EHL, having played in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL), which was the league that became in the EHL back in 2013.
Santello developed with the New York Bobcats and the Connecticut Oilers in the junior ranks, before advancing on to play four years of NCAA Division III hockey at New England College in the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC).
Following his collegiate hockey career, Santello previous served as the Director of Hockey Operations for Legacy Global Sports, as well as the U16 & U18 East Coast Wizards split season prep teams. This fall, while serving as the Assistant Coach of the EHL team, Santello will also now be the Head Coach of the U18 team.
The East Coast Wizards would like to welcome Chris over to the junior program, as he continues to grow, develop, and climb the ladder as a hockey coach.