Open main menu

Mark Mazzoleni is an American ice hockey coach. He was the head coach of the Wisconsin–Stevens Point Pointers from 1985 thru the end of the 1991, winning 3 consecutive Division III National Titles.[1] After 1991 he took a position as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota for three seasons before he got the opportunity to be the head coach of a Division I school.[2] Mazzoleni stepped into the Miami job after George Gwozdecky left and while he had success with the team (3 winning seasons in 5 years), he could not sustain the high level of success his predecessor had achieved.[3] He was able to parlay his experience at Miami into a second head coaching job, this time at Harvard, replacing the embattled Ronn Tomassoni[4] who had not led the Crimson to a winning season in 5 years.[5] After a one-season hangover Mazzoleni returned Harvard to ECAC prominence, winning the conference tournament in both 2002 and 2004 while finishing as the runner-up in 2003.

Mark Mazzoleni
Current position
TitleGoaltending Coach
TeamRetired
Biographical details
Born (1956-01-25) January 25, 1956 (age 63)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Playing career
1976–1980Michigan State
Position(s)Goaltender
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1991Wisconsin–Stevens Point
1991–1994Minnesota (assistant)
1994–1999Miami
1999–2004Harvard
2004–2008Green Bay Gamblers
2009–2014St. Norbert (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall302–207–43
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NCHA Regular Season Championship (1989, 1990)
NCHA Tournament Championship (1989, 1990, 1991)
ECAC Tournament Championship (2002, 2004)
NCAA Division III Championship (1989, 1990, 1991)
Awards
1997 CCHA CCHA Coach of the Year

Similar to what he had done with Wisconsin–Stevens Point, after three successful seasons Mazzoleni left Cambridge, Massachusetts to take over as head coach of the Green Bay Gamblers, a USHL team based in his hometown, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mazzoleni seemed to be working the same magic he had at Harvard and Wisconsin–Stevens Point when the Gamblers made the playoffs in his second season, their first appearance in 4 years, but after another moderately successful campaign Green Bay took a sharp dip in the standings, finishing the 2007–08 season dead last with a 13–41–6 record and his tenure as coach was terminated.[6][7] Mazzoleni did not remain idle for long, however, as he was announced as an assistant coach for St. Norbert College in October 2009, joining the staff of Tim Coghlin who had been part of Mazzoleni's first recruiting class as a head coach.[8] As of 2014 he no longer holds that position.

Head coaching recordEdit

CollegeEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wisconsin–Stevens Point Pointers (NCHA) (1985–1991)
1985–86 Wisconsin–Stevens Point 12–12–0
1986–87 Wisconsin–Stevens Point 16–12–0
1987–88 Wisconsin–Stevens Point 18–10–2
1988–89 Wisconsin–Stevens Point 34–5–2 NCAA Division III National Champion
1989–90 Wisconsin–Stevens Point 28–4–6 NCAA Division III National Champion
1990–91 Wisconsin–Stevens Point 27–9–0 NCAA Division III National Champion
Wisconsin–Stevens Point: 135–52–10
Miami Redskins (CCHA) (1994–1997)
1994–95 Miami 18–5–6 13–8–6 5th CCHA Final Five
1995–96 Miami 10–22–4 9–17–4 7th CCHA Quarterfinals
1996–97 Miami 27–12–1 19–7–1 2nd NCAA West Regional Quarterfinals
Miami RedHawks (CCHA) (1997–1999)
1997–98 Miami 9–20–4 8–12–2 5th CCHA Quarterfinals
1998–99 Miami 11–20–5 9–17–4 9th None
Miami: 85–83–20 58–61–17
Harvard Crimson (ECAC Hockey) (1999–2004)
1999–00 Harvard 11–17–2 9–10–2 7th ECAC First Round
2000–01 Harvard 16–15–2 12–8–2 3rd ECAC Third Place
2001–02 Harvard 15–15–4 10–9–3 3rd NCAA East Regional Quarterfinals
2002–03 Harvard 22–10–2 17–4–1 2nd NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals
2003–04 Harvard 18–15–3 10–10–2 6th NCAA East Regional Semifinals
Harvard: 82–72–13 58–41–10
Total: 302–207–43

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mark Mazzoleni Year-By-Year Coaching Record". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  2. ^ "Mazzoleni Joins St. Norbert as Assistant Coach". USCHO.com. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  3. ^ "Miami Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  4. ^ "Harvard Tabs Mazzoleni". USCHO.com. 1999-07-18. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  5. ^ "Harvard Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  6. ^ "2007–08 United States Hockey League Standings". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  7. ^ "College hockey: Mazzoleni rebounds as key member of St. Norbert coaching staff". Green Bay Gazette. 2014-03-04. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  8. ^ "Mazzoleni Joins St. Norbert as Assistant Coach". USCHO.com. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2014-04-29.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bill Wilkinson
CCHA Coach of the Year
1996–97
Succeeded by
John Markell