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Chris Luongo


Chris Luongo spent the 2015-16 season, his first with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, as assistant coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team. He most recently served as the head coach of the University of Alabama-Huntsville men’s ice hockey team from 2010-12.

Prior to being named head coach, Luongo worked as an assistant coach with the Chargers from 2008-10, helping lead UAH to the 2010 College Hockey America playoff title and a berth in the 2010 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men’s ice hockey tournament. The Fraser, Michigan, native’s coaching experience also includes stints as an assistant coach with Wayne State University (2006-08) and the Motor City Mechanics of the United Hockey League (2004-06).

Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Luongo enjoyed a 15-year professional hockey career that was highlighted by stops with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators.

The 1996 recipient of USA Hockey’s Bob Johnson Award, which recognizes annually excellence in international competition, Luongo appeared on three U.S. Men’s National Teams at the IIHF Men’s World Championship, helping Team USA claim the bronze medal at the 1996 event.

Luongo played college hockey at Michigan State University from 1985-89, helping the Spartans to the 1986 NCAA Division I national championship. He served as team captain during his senior season (1988-89), alternate captain as a junior (1987-88), was selected to the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 1987 and the All-CCHA Second Team in 1988-89.