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2022 HGC | Matt Curley

Matt Curley is serving as assistant coach for the U.S. Under-18 Men’s Select Team for the first time, but is no stranger to international competition.

Most recently, Curley served in the same role for the 2021 U.S. Under-17 Men’s Select Team at the U17 Five Nations Tournament where the U.S. captured the championship. Curley also served as an assistant coach of the U.S. Under-18 Team during the 2011, 2013 and 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men’s World Championships, helping the team to a gold medal in 2011.

Curley recently finished his first season behind the bench for the Des Moines Buccaneers after three years as head coach at the University of Alaska Anchorage (2018-21).

Before taking over at Alaska Anchorage, Curley spent three seasons as the head coach of the Alps Hockey League’s EC Red Bulls Juniors team in Salzburg, Austria (2015-18). In his final season as head coach, Curley led the Red Bulls to a playoff berth and a seventh-place finish out of 17 teams with a 23-17 record.

Curley also spent the 2013-15 seasons as an assistant coach with the men’s hockey program at Bentley University where he worked primarily with the team’s defensive and penalty kill corps and assisted with recruiting efforts. Prior to his time at Bentley, Curley served as an associate head coach with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League (2012-13).

Curley began his coaching career with a two-year stint as an assistant coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program during the 2010-12 campaigns, working with both the U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams during his time at the NTDP.

As a player, Curley was a four-year letter winner at Clarkson University from 2003-07, where he helped the Golden Knights to the ECAC Hockey title and a berth in the NCAA tournament in 2007. He then went on to play two seasons (2007-09) of professional hockey.