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Paul Pearl

Head Boys Hockey Coach

Paul Pearl has coached at the Division 1 level for more than 30 years. He comes to Cushing from Boston University, where he was associate head coach. Prior to BU, Pearl was associate head coach at Harvard University when that team participated in three straight NCAA tournaments between 2015- 2017 and won the ECAC championship twice, sharing the 2017 Clear Cup. Harvard also received its first Beanpot title since 1993 and saw its most victories since 1989 duringPearl’s tenure as associate coach.

Before his time at BU and Harvard, Pearl was head coach at his alma mater, Holy Cross, for 19 years, and remains the all-time winningest coach in the college’s history. He led the Crusaders to NCAA tournament games in 2004 and 2006 and coached five 20-win seasons. He was named Coach of the Year in 1998 by the ECAC and New England Writers’ Association, the MAAC Coach of the Year in 2002, and Atlantic Hockey Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2011.

Pearl began his coaching career at UConn and Brown University. As a player at Holy Cross, Pearl scored 77 points on 14 career goals and 63 assists. He graduated from Holy Cross in 1989 and earned his MBA from UConn in 1994.

Nov. 16, 2021

Why Coaches Should Develop All Players and Have Fun in the Process

Coaching is coaching regardless of the sport. Caring about athletes as people, embracing the process of changing lives, intentionally building relationships are just a few of the themes that have been covered on previous epis...

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