Bio- Nick Unger

Coach Unger is entering his second season with the Rochester Monarchs organization after coaching the 18U AAA team in 2016-17. This season coach Unger will be the head coach for the Monarchs USPHL Premier Junior team in addition to Academic Advisor. Part of Coach Ungers’ responsibilities will be to use his NCAA contacts to promote and advance players to the next level of their hockey and educational goals.

Nick has 10 years of coaching experience, 7 in the NCAA at Nichols College and The College at Brockport. After his career as a player at Nichols College (ECAC Northeast), Nick joined the coaching staff at Nichols during the 2007-2008 season. He played a key role leading the 2008-2009 team to an ECAC Northeast championship and NCAA tournament appearance with a record of 25-4. After the 2010-2011 season Nick made the move to his hometown of Brockport, NY to become the top assistant at The College at Brockport (SUNYAC). There he was able to recruit and rebuild the Brockport team into a respected SUNYAC threat. Nick has recruited and coached 4 NCAA All-Americans, and multiple All-Conference selections, Rookie of the Year, and Players of the Week. Many of Nicks’ former players have moved on to play professional hockey.

After his time at Brockport, Nick moved on to the National Sports Academy (Preparatory School), in Lake Placid, NY, where he was head coach, history teacher, and dorm parent.

The main goals for coach Unger is to develop players to reach their maximum potential, promote and advance players to the next level, all while creating an atmosphere where players can enjoy coming to the rink each day and play the game that we all love. Nick’s playing career started locally playing high school at Brockport High where he was a member of the 2001-2002 Section V championship team going 23-2. After high school, Nick played junior hockey for the Buffalo Lightning (OJHL), before attending Nichols College as a student-athlete and member of the NCAA varsity team