|Born||April 24, 1970|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2008 Bob Kullen Coach of the Year|
The son of former professional hockey player Bob Sneddon, who played for the California Golden Seals, Kevin Sneddon was raised in Burlington, Ontario, and attended Harvard where he was a four-year letterwinner under coaches Bill Cleary and Ronn Tomassoni. He was a freshman defenseman on the Crimson's 1989 national championship team, appearing in 32 games and registering six points. After the 1989 season, Sneddon was selected in the 12th round of the 1989 NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. He continued his playing career at Harvard, captaining the team his senior season, amassing 23 points in his career.
After injuries sidelined a playing career, Sneddon began his coaching career, joining Union Bruce Delventhal's staff as an assistant in 1993. He also served as an assistant coach under Stan Moore for two seasons before assuming the role of head coach in 1998. As head coach at Union, Sneddon put together an overall record of 50-99-18, increasing the Skating Dutchmen's win record each season, capping it off at 14 wins in during the 2002-2003 season.
On June 25, 2003 Sneddon was named the fourth head men's hockey coach in Vermont history, replacing the retiring Mike Gilligan. After a nine-win season in his first year at the helm of the Catamounts, Sneddon guided Vermont to the 2005 ECAC Hockey Tournament third place game, losing to Colgate 2-1. The following season, Vermont became a member of Hockey East, and by 2008, the Catamounts third season in the league, UVM finished third in the conference and reached the 2008 Hockey East Tournament Championship, falling to Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey 4-0. A year later, with Hobey Baker Award finalist Viktor Stålberg, Sneddon led Vermont to a 22-12-5 record as the Catamounts made its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance, defeating Yale and Air Force in the East regional to reach the Frozen Four for the second time in school history, and first since 1996. The Catamounts were defeated by eventual national champion Boston University 5-4 in the national semifinal game.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Union (ECAC Hockey) (1998–2003)|
|Union:||50–99–18 (.353)||33–66–10 (.349)|
|Vermont (ECAC Hockey/Hockey East) (2003–present)|
|2005–06||Vermont||18–14–6||10–11–6||6th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2006–07||Vermont||18–16–5||12–10–5||T-5th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2007–08||Vermont||17–15–7||13–9–5||3rd||Hockey East Finals|
|2008–09||Vermont||22–12–5||15–8–4||T-3rd||NCAA Frozen Four|
|2009–10||Vermont||17–15–7||9–11–7||8th||NCAA West Regional Semifinals|
|2010–11||Vermont||8–20–8||6–14–7||7th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2012–13||Vermont||11–19–6||8–13–6||7th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2013–14||Vermont||20–15–2||10–10–0||7th||NCAA East Regional Semifinals|
|2014–15||Vermont||22–15–4||10–9–3||7th||Hockey East Semifinals|
|2015–16||Vermont||15–22–3||6–13–3||9th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2016–17||Vermont||20–13–5||10–8–4||6th||Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2017–18||Vermont||10–20–7||6–12–6||9th||Hockey East Opening Round|
|Vermont:||246–278–78 (.473)||143–187–64 (.444)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "UVM Athletics". uvmathletics.com.
- "Bob Sneddon". Elite Prospects.
- "1989-'90 Harvard Hockey Roster - News - The Harvard Crimson". www.thecrimson.com.
- "1989 NCAA Champion".
- Fendrich, Howard (10 April 2009). "Boston U. Tops Vermont to Advance to Frozen Four Championship" – via www.washingtonpost.com.