ORONO – The coaching staff under the Ben Barr regime continues to take shape this week with the addition of a new coach.
Matthew Vanden Berg was named Director of Player Development for the Maine men’s hockey team on Monday.
Vanden Berg brings nine years of experience in hockey leadership, mostly at the juniors level. He was most recently with the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes.
The Grand Rapids, M.I. native specializes in tailoring training programs to individual athletes for on and off ice growth.
He boasts an masters in ports business from Northeastern, M.B.A. from Marquette, and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in organizational leadership from Creighton.
The new addition joins fellow assistant coaches Jason Fortier and former Black Bear Danny Perez, in a volunteer role, behind the bench with Alfie Michaud.