STORRS, Conn. (July 11, 2006) - Glenn Stewart has been named the assistant coach for the University of Connecticut mens hockey team. For the past two seasons, Stewart has been the graduate assistant coach for the team as he earned his Master of Arts degree in Sport Management. In his time with the Huskies, Stewart has helped to recruit two of the most-skilled freshman classes and helped guide the team to its first appearance in the Atlantic Hockey semifinals in 2005-06.
Were excited to have Glenn on full time, said head coach Bruce Marshall. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team from his professional playing days and his previous coaching experiences.
Prior to coaching, Stewart played professional hockey for nine years in the East Coast and United Hockey Leagues along with several stints in both the American and International Hockey Leagues. As the assistant captain of the Quad City Mallards in 1997 and 1998, Stewart helped lead his team to back-to-back Colonial Cup Championships. During the 1996-97 season, Stewart recorded 135 points on 66 goals and 69 assists in 65 games.
During his time as a professional player, Stewart also began developing his coaching career. While playing for the Mallards from 1997-99 and as a member of the New Haven Knights from 2001-02, Stewart served as the Player Assistant Coach. His duties included supporting the head coach, organizing team drills and practice plans, assisting with player recruitment and providing leadership and guidance for his fellow players. This position helped to prepare Stewart for his first assistant coaching position at American International College in 2003-04. While at AIC, Stewart was responsible for recruiting as well as directing the power play and serving as the goalie coach.
Before playing professional hockey, Stewart was a four-year member of the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. He played in a total of 144 games and was named the assistant captain in his senior season. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from UNH in Family Studies and Consumer Studies.