Jay Gallant '93 is entering his first season as the Assistant Coach with the Saint Anselm College men's ice hockey team before the start of the 2019-20 season.
Gallant, a native of West Newbury, Mass., joins the Hawks after a three-year stint at the Merrimack Junior Warriors Hockey Club where he was the assistant coach for U-20 boys team. He helped the squad to a regular season championship.
Before his time with the Warriors, Gallant held many different roles at the American Hockey Institute including Minority Owner, Director of Operations and Assistant Hockey Coach. He spent a total of five years in those roles, including coaching multiple teams of ages from 18-20 years old. He handled day-to-day operations including travel, housing and academics.
Gallant was an Assistant Coach for the Haverhill High School program from 2007 to 2010. Prior to his position at Haverhill, Gallant earned his first head coaching position starting in 2002 with Triton Regional High School. As the head of the program, Gallant led the team to two conference championships while qualifying each season for the state tournament. He was also recognized as the Cape Ann League Coach of the Year in 2002.
Gallant, a 1993 graduate from Saint Anselm, was a four-year ice hockey player who served as a team captain. He graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and earned the Thomas A. Melucci Jr. Memorial Scholarship in his final two years.
While a member of the Hawks, Gallant played in 98 career games while scoring five goals and 24 assists for 29 points (5-24=29) from 1989-93. He totaled a career-high nine points in both his freshman and sophomore season.
Gallant resides in West Newbury, Mass., with his wife, Debbie, and daughters Riley (7), Morgan (12), Reese (14) and Jordan (16).