Kris Mayotte returns as an assistant coach for the second time after helping the U.S. National Junior Team claim the gold medal a year ago at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Canada.
Mayotte is in his third season as an assistant coach at Providence College where he works closely with the Friar goaltenders as well as the penalty kill unit and with all aspects of recruiting. In his first season with the Friars, the program claimed its first-ever NCAA national championship with a 4-3 victory over Boston University.
Under his guidance, Friar goaltenders and penalty kill units have ranked among the nation's best each of the last three seasons. Last season, Mayotte and the Friars finished ninth in the nation for fewest goals allowed while its penalty kill unit ranked 11th.
Prior to Providence, Mayotte spent two seasons (2012-14) as an assistant coach at St. Lawrence University. There, Mayotte served as the primary recruiter and worked closely with the goaltenders and penalty kill unit. Mayotte came to St. Lawrence after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Cornell (2011-12) and a full-time goalie coach in Maryland (2010-11).
As a college player, Mayotte was Union College's starting goaltender from 2002-06 and finished his college career with 116 games played and a 2.69 goals-against average while earning ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team (2003) and ECAC Second All-Star Team (2006) honors.
Upon the completion of his collegiate career, Mayotte finished the 2005-06 season with four games as a member of the East Coast Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls and one game with the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League. After skating the 2006-07 season with Central Hockey League’s Arizona Sundogs, Mayotte split the next three seasons (2007-10) between three AHL teams (Hershey Bears, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Adirondack Phantoms) and two ECHL teams (Fresno Falcons, Johnstown Chiefs) in the East Coast Hockey League.
Before his collegiate hockey career, Mayotte spent the 2001-02 season with the Clark Cup champion Sioux City Musketeers, where he registered a 2.57 goals-against-average and .910 save percentage.
Natives of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mayotte and his wife, Juli, reside in Providence, Rhode Island.