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Brian Grady named head ice hockey coach at Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College Athletic Director, Greg Carroll, recently announced the addition of Brian Grady to the athletic department staff as head coach of the men’s ice hockey program.

Grady comes to Morrisville State from St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Mass., where he served as the assistant director of athletics and head ice hockey coach since 2005.

Grady spent the 2004-05 season as the assistant men’s ice hockey coach at Hamilton College, working with forwards and power play special teams, while assisting legendary head coach and his father, Phil Grady, with all facets of coaching and team preparation.

Prior to joining the hockey staff at Hamilton, he served as the assistant director of the youth ice hockey program at Sky Rink in Chelsea Piers in 2003, a premier amateur sport facility in New York City.

Grady spent the 2002-03 season as a graduate assistant hockey coach for the University of Maine, a Division I program that reached the elite eight that same year.

Prior to moving to Maine, Grady spent two years at the Salisbury School in Connecticut as a history teacher and football, hockey, and baseball coach.

The Clinton, N.Y. native played hockey and baseball at Hamilton College, an NCAA Division III powerhouse, from 1996-2000 and was a four-year letter winner in each sport. In his final season with the Continentals, he served as captain and was the recipient of the “Kiwanis Award” for outstanding athletic achievement and “Sellers Award” for leadership and inspiration for hockey. In 1999 and 2000 he was named the baseball team’s captain and most valuable player, earning All-NESCAC League First Team honors as a senior.

Following graduation from Hamilton, Grady played a brief stint with the San Angelo Outlaws in the Western Professional Hockey League.

Grady continues to be active in the community, serving as assistant director for the Hamilton College and University of Maine Summer Hockey Schools while serving on the Central Region Ice Hockey Selection Committee for the Empire State Games and New York State Select 15’s and 16’s Ice Hockey Festival in Cicero. He is an on-ice evaluator for the National Hockey Training Camp in Maine and serves as the on-ice director of the National Prep Development camp at Princeton.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.