Lou Santini
Lou Santini
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 814-4611
Email: santinil@sacredheart.edu
Year: 11th Year

Lou Santini enters his tenth season as a member of the Pioneers coaching staff and brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the program. His primary responsibilities lie with coaching the current crop of Pioneer defensemen and goaltenders. In addition, Santini is in charge of all of the Pioneer recruiting efforts across North America.

Before coming to Sacred Heart, Santini was an assistant coach for the Tulsa Crude and the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. Before that he spent two years coaching in professional hockey from 2000-01, serving as an assistant coach for the Cincinnati Cyclones (IHL) and the Augusta Lynx (ECHL).
 
Prior to that experience Santini served as an assistant coach for six seasons at Middlebury College. During that time Middlebury won five consecutive NCAA Division-III National Championships and had an overall record of 137-19-10. Santini first got into coaching as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Iona. Also during that time he was a high school assistant coach from 1990- 94. In addition Santini has served as a coach and instructor for the USA Player Development Program in Michigan, Minnesota and New York from 1990-2002.
 
Santini earned a BA in Communication Arts/ Broadcasting with a minor in Speech from Iona in 1990. He was also a four-year letterwinner as a goaltender for the Gaels men’s ice hockey team.