Astorino, Harris named to men’s ice hockey coaching staff

Astorino, Harris named to men’s ice hockey coaching staff

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Seventh-year head coach Andrew Burke has named Anthony Astorino and Mitch Harris to his coaching staff for the 2018-19 season on Thursday.

Astorino and Harris will join Thomas Seravalli—who is going into his second season—on Burke's staff.

A 2018 graduate of Bryn Athyn College with a degree in business administration, Astorino earned a promotion to assistant coach after serving as the team's director of hockey operations last season. In his previous role, Astorino oversaw the team's budget, assisted in recruiting, prepared practice plans, and did filming at all practices and games.

Before becoming the director of hockey operations, Astorino was two-time American Collegiate Hockey Association American Collegiate Hockey Association Defenseman of the Year and All-American. He helped lead the Lions to three Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference titles and three ACHA National Quarterfinal appearances, including trips to the ACHA Final Four in 2015 and 2017. Astorino racked up 19 goals and 99 assists in 85 contests. In the 2014-15 season, Astorino registered a career-high 46 points with four goals and 42 assists.

Harris will work with the Bryn Athyn netminders during the upcoming season. He is the developer and lead instruction of the Goalie Doctor Junior Mentor Programs at IceWorks in Aston, Pa. Harris also does program development and instruction with the Goalie Doctor.

He has worked numerous camps across the United States and Canada, including FinnGoalie Pro Week in Nova Scotia, PG's Goalie Camp in Ontario, Stop It Goaltending GCG Prospect Week in Woburn, Mass., and Goalie Doctor Summer Goalie School in Aston.

In addition to his camp work, Harris has worked with the United States Women's Sled Hockey Team, the Capital District Sled Warriors team, the Hartford Braillers Blind Hockey team, and the Washington Wheelers Blind Hockey team.

Last season, Bryn Athyn posted a 9-12-1 overall record in its first season as a NCAA Division III team.