C.J. Marottolo begins his sixth season as the head coach of the Sacred Heart men's hockey team.
In his first season, Marottolo won the Bauer Hockey Coach of the Year in the Atlantic Hockey Association. He guided the Pioneers to a 21-13-4 record, tied for the most wins in program history, and a 12-game unbeaten streak, the longest in program history. In the 2013-14 season, the Pioneers were one of three teams in the country to improve by 10 wins over the previous season, going 12-24-0 with a season-opening win over then-#1 UMass Lowell. Sacred Heart was 11-16-0 in Atlantic Hockey that season as well.
Marottolo, a North Haven, CT native and former Choate Rosemary Hall hockey star, was on the Yale men's hockey staff for 13 seasons and helped the Bulldogs reach the NCAA Tournament twice, including the 2008-09 season. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2003. During his tenure, he recruited four All-Americans, nine All-ECAC Hockey selections and four Ivy League Rookies of the Year.
An assistant coach at Trinity College for two winters before Yale, Marottolo played collegiate hockey at Northeastern University and graduated in 1989. The following two years he served as player/head coach of the Hockey Club of Metz, France. While overseas, he was also head coach of Euro-Sport/Drummond Hockey School in Amenville, France. Marottolo, who speaks French fluently, has also served as an assistant coach for Team New England at the 1997 Select 16 USA Hockey Festival and coached the 1998 Select 15 team before becoming head coach of the 1999 New England Select 15 squad that finished fourth.
He and his wife, Lynn, daughter, Kailey, and son, Jack, reside in North Haven.