Chuck Rinaldo - D2 Head Coach
This will be Chuck's second year as head coach of the NIU D2 team. Chuck is coming off the 2012-2013 season as the MACHA Coach of the Year along with leading the Huskies to their first ever ACHA Central Regional berth. Chuck grew up in the Washington DC area playing youth hockey for the Washington Little Capitals AAA organization. He then left home during his high school years to play varsity hockey at Lawrence Academy prep school in Groton, MA. Chuck went on to attend Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL where he played for their NCAA Div III program. He graduated from LFC in 2000 with a BA in Business and Communications. Chuck has been coaching youth and high school hockey for the past 13 years in Illinois and he spent his last 6 years as the Varsity head coach and Director of Deerfield high school in Deerfield, IL. During his time at Deerfield the team won 2 White Division state championships and a Founders Cup Metro League Championship. Chuck currently lives in Bartlett, IL with his wife and daughter.
Mike Reporto - D2 Assistant Coach
Alex Alessi - D2 Assistant Coach
This will be Alex's second year coaching at NIU being promoted from an assistant coach on the D3 to now currently an assistant coach on the D2 team. Alex grew up playing goalie for the Northbrook Bluehawks Travel Hockey Club. He played high school hockey for the Glenbrook North Spartans followed by three years at NIU. Alex graduated with a Bachelor in Communications in May 2012 from NIU. Over the years Alex assisted at several summer hockey camps and has taught players at every age level and position. Prior to coaching at NIU, Alex spent two seasons coaching at the Winnetka Hockey Program. Alex is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified Coach. When Alex has free time, you'll find him playing ice/roller hockey, poker, or playing with his hockey-dog Gretzky.
Pat Giannini - D3 Assistant Coach
This will be Pat’s second year as assistant coach of the NIU D3 team. Pat grew up playing defense for the Franklin Park Panthers club team. He played high school hockey at Guerin College Prep and graduated in May of 2008. During his time at Guerin Prep, Pat's team won one State championship and one IHSA championship. Pat graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from NIU in May of 2012. Pat played three years for the NIU D2 team and one year as the Captain of the NIU D3 team.
Nick Madonia - D3 Assistant Coach
Kenny Schatz - Goalie Coach
Grumpy - Equipment Manager
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:47