Penn State Men’s Hockey Assistant Coach Juliano Pagliero Promoted To Associate Head Coach

Penn State men’s hockey assistant coach Juliano Pagliero was promoted to an associate head coaching role, the team announced Thursday.

Pagliero arrived in Hockey Valley in June 2021 and will slide into the associate head coaching role for his second season under head coach Guy Gadowsky. He’ll join fellow associate head coach Keith Fisher within the role, according to a Penn State Athletics spokesperson.

Pagliero has over 10 years of Division I hockey coaching experience and spent time on coaching staffs at UMass-Lowell, Colgate, and Holy Cross. He began his coaching career at Division III Utica College from 2011 to 2013.

The Alberta, Canada, native played collegiately at Niagara from 2005 to 2009 and picked up the College Hockey America Player of the Year distinction in 2009 as a goalkeeper.

Pagliero helped the Nittany Lions to a 22-16-1 record in 2022-23 and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament Regional Final. Pagliero’s first season in Hockey Valley was simultaneously the first year that Penn State punched its ticket to the Big Dance since 2018.

The goaltending-focused coach most recently led goalkeeper Liam Souliere to a single-season record 2.43 goals-against average and the largest shutout in NCAA Tournament history over Michigan Tech.

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