Canisius College head coach Dave Smith announced on Thursday the addition of Tyler Walsh to the Griffs staff as Director of Hockey Operations. Walsh, who spent the last three years at the University of Maine, will coordinate the program’s video efforts, manage all aspects of travel and assist with the team’s community outreach programs and fundraising.
“I’m excited to add Tyler to our already outstanding staff,” Smith said. “Tyler has grown up around the game of hockey and was an important piece at Maine the past three years. His passion and commitment to learning and sharing his experiences will make our program better.”
Walsh joins Canisius after spending the last three seasons as a student assistant coach and video coordinator at Maine. With the Black Bears, Walsh was responsible for scouting opposing teams, video breakdown and assisting the coaching staff at both practice and with the overall day-to-day operation.
In addition, Walsh served as video coordinator for USA Hockey at the 2012 U16 and U17 Select Festival in Rochester, N.Y. He has also served as an on-ice instructor at both Maine and Michigan State summer camps, while working as an assistant coach for Holt High School in Holt, Mich.
Walsh earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Maine in 2013.