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Rich McKenna
Rich  McKenna

Assistant Coach

Castleton State '07

Email Address:

Office Phone: 860-486-2946

Office Fax: 860-486-6670

McKenna begins his second season at Connecticut in 2012-13 after leading the Huskies to the AHA Quarterfinals and a 16-19-4 record in 2011-12. McKenna was instrumental in leading the UConn power play to the No. 3 ranking in the NCAA at 25.7-percent. The Connecticut penalty kill was also near the top of the national rankings, finishing No. 14 at 84.2-percent.

McKenna joined the Huskies after two seasons at Wesleyan under the guidance of former UConn great Chris Potter ('93). While at Wesleyan, McKenna spent significant time as a recruiting coordinator while also working with the special teams. McKenna is currently working on his Masters of Liberal Arts degree from Weslyan.

A 2007 graduate of Castelton State College, McKenna served as an assistant coach at his alma mater during the 2008-09 season. As a player, he spent two seasons at Castleton, earning the Unsung Hero Award and the Coaches Award. McKenna also spent two years playing at Hudson Valley Community College before his time at Castelton.

McKenna joins UConn with extensive experience with USA Hockey, coaching at the New England and Atlantic District USA Hockey Development Camps. He currently owns a USA Hockey Level 4 coaching certification.