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Glendale native Mobley named new assistant coach at Holy Cross


max_mobleyNot only are Arizona natives excelling on the ice in the college ranks, but they are also making waves behind the bench.


Holy Cross announced earlier this summer that Glendale native and former Phoenix Polar Bears standout Max Mobley has been hired as a new assistant coach for the NCAA Division I program that plays in Atlantic Hockey.

Mobley comes to Holy Cross after spending the 2018-19 season as a volunteer coach at the University of Notre Dame.

“I am very excited to welcome Max to Holy Cross,” said Holy Cross head coach David Berard. “He is an outstanding addition to our program and coaching staff. I am thoroughly impressed with his passion, positive energy and love for the game, which is clearly evident from the first time you meet him. He has relatable experiences of recruiting players to a high academic school and an understanding of the similarities to our process at Holy Cross. He is an enthusiastic coach and believes in the importance of player development, which is a pillar of our program.

“Max has worked with and learned from some of the top coaches in college hockey and will bring that knowledge with him as he works with our players and staff.”

“I’m extremely excited to be joining the coaching staff at Holy Cross,” added Mobley, who turned 32 on Aug. 19. “Once I visited campus, it was evident that Coach Berard and Coach (Peter) Roundy have done an exceptional job of building a strong culture over the last several seasons. I’m looking forward to taking the next steps with our team and coaching staff.”

Prior to Notre Dame, Mobley spent four seasons at NCAA Division III Hamilton College as an assistant coach.

Mobley also served as a volunteer coach at his alma mater, St. Lawrence University. While wearing a Saints jersey, Mobley earned the ECAC Student-Athlete award three times (2010-12). He went on to play professionally in the ECHL, Central Hockey League and Southern Professional Hockey League after graduating with a history degree from St. Lawrence.

(Aug. 28, 2019)

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