Matt Vautour of the Gazette is reporting that Vermont Associate Head Coach John Micheletto will be named head hockey coach at Massachusetts, replacing Toot Cahoon. Though he interviewed with Athletic Director John McCutcheon this past week, Micheletto is a bit of a surprise as most people thought the job would be offered to UNH assistant Scott Borek.
Micheletto has been an assistant at Vermont for the past nine years. Prior to that he was an assistant at Notre Dame and Union. He has also been actively involved in USA Hockey. He played hockey for Dartmouth.
He has the reputation of a great recruiter, but hasn’t been behind the bench as a head coach since prep school.