Zech Klann named men’s ice hockey head coach
Zech Klann has been named head coach of Salve Regina’s men’s ice hockey program.
“We are so excited to have Zech join us at Salve Regina,” said Jody Mooradian, director of athletics. “His strong ties in the community and ice hockey connections will help us grow and continue our strong success. He brings a great deal of energy and knowledge to this position and is a great addition to the Seahawks.”
Klann has experienced all levels of ice hockey, from playing at prep school to being drafted fifth overall in the U.S. Hockey League. He finished his junior career as a forward for the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs. Klann led the league in scoring and played in the 2002 Top Prospect Tournament, where he was awarded first team all-tournament honors.
He then earned a scholarship to play for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. With the Minutemen, Klann played in two Division I Hockey East Championships and an NCAA regional championship. He continued his hockey career in the professional ranks for the next four years.
Klann’s coaching experience includes assistant stints with Rhode Island Storm, St. George’s School and the Islanders Premier Hockey Club. He has held head coaching positions with Rogers High School and Yankee Conference Team New England.
“It is a rare occasion to coach college hockey in my hometown,” Klann said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to become a member of the Seahawk family and I am very excited to be a part of the strong tradition of hockey at Salve.”