Mike Monti returns to Williams College for the 2015-16 Season as an assistant coach to men’s ice hockey. He will oversee recruiting, on-ice skill development, and video breakdown.
Monti spent the 2017-18 season filling in for Bill Kangas as Interm Head Coach. In his year at the helm, he guided the Ephs to a 14-11-1 record and a NESCAC Semifinal appearance.
Monti spent the last three seasons as the Director of Hockey Operations at the University of Vermont in Hockey East. As a Catamount, he oversaw video breakdown and analysis, developed scouting reports on upcoming opponents, and assisted in practice planning and game strategy. Over the course of three seasons, the program steadily improved, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament (2014), as well as making it to the Hockey East Tournament at TD Garden in Boston (2015). Four Catamounts went on to sign NHL entry-level contracts.
Prior to his time at Vermont, Monti held a similar position at Williams College (2011-12). The Ephs comprised a 12-9-5 record and were ranked as high as 11th in the USCHO Division III men's poll. Senior defenseman Justin Troiani was voted First Team All-Conference and received First Team All-American accolades.
Prior to Williams, Monti spent two seasons as an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator at Western New England University. The 2010-11 Golden Bears qualified for the ECAC Northeast playoffs, making their first appearance since 2000. The class of 2014, Monti’s first recruiting class, collectively garnered five Rookie of the Week votes from the ECAC Northeast, and its top freshman was voted ECAC Northeast Rookie Of The Year. Of the top 50 freshman scorers in national Division III scoring, five were Golden Bears.
In the off-season months, Monti works for various hockey camps in the Northeast as a power skating instructor.
Monti holds a bachelor’s degree of Integrated Studies in Management and Psychology from Western New England University. He received his Masters in Business Administration from his alma mater in May of 2009.
In addition to his men’s ice hockey duties at Williams, Monti will serve as the skill development coach for the women’s hockey team.