October 12, 2011

Greason named new men's coach at Trinity

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Trinity College has hired Matthew Greason (North Bridgton, Maine) as the third head coach in the 38-year history of the varsity men’s ice hockey program.

Greason returns to Trinity, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, served as an assistant coach, and was a two-time All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) player. He has spent the last two years as an assistant coach for the United States National Team Development Program U-17 and U-18 national teams.

Greason replaces David Cataruzolo, who coached the Bantams for
four years before moving on to Harvard as its men’s and women’s ice hockey director of operations in August. Former Trinity head coach John Dunham, Greason’s coach at Trinity, has been serving as interim head coach since Aug. 18, and will hand over the reins of the program to Greason immediately.

The Bantams finished the 2010-11 season with an 11-10-4 record, and qualified for the NESCAC tournament for the 11th consecutive season.

Greason was an assistant coach at Trinity for Cataruzolo in 2007-08 and 2008-09, helping the Bantams to a 32-20-2 record that included the program’s second NESCAC title and its third appearance in the NCAA Division 3 tournament.