Hometown: Johnston, Rhode Island Education: Rhode Island College, 1979, B.S., History and Education Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach, Brown University, 1997-2008; present Assistant Coach, Mt. St. Charles Academy, 1981-91
Goalie Consultant Tony Ciresi returns to the Brown staff for his
second stint, after serving as a valuable asset on the coaching
staff from 1997-2008.
The former goaltending coach of USA Hockey and currently a teacher at Woonsocket High School, Ciresi's connections to Brown extend well beyond his playing days at Ivy-rival Pennsylvania, where he was the Most Valuable Player of the 1973 squad as a goalie.
Following his playing career at Penn, Ciresi completed his degree in History and Education at Rhode Island College in 1979. He was an assistant coach at nearby Mount Saint Charles Academy from 1981-91, where his main responsibility was coaching the goalies, helping to develop such names as Garth Snow of the Islanders and former Brown standout Brian Audette '97. While coaching at the Mount, his teams won 10 consecutive state championships, and four times were honored as the national champions. He also coached future Brown athletes Derek Chauvette '93, Scott Hanley '93, and current head coach Brendan Whittet '94 at Mount.
Yann Danis '04, who signed an NHL contract with Montreal following the conclusion of the 2004 season, was the seventh goalie coached by Ciresi to sign an NHL contract. Others include Brian Eklund '02, of the Bruins, Brian Boucher of the Coyotes, and Garth Snow of the Islanders.
Ciresi and his wife, Anne, reside in Johnston. They are the parents of one son, Tony, 28.