Jerry Keefe is serving on a U.S. national team staff for the second straight year after helping the United States to a silver medal at the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.
The 2019-20 campaign will mark Keefe's ninth season at Northeastern University and his sixth as associate head coach. Since joining the Huskies as an assistant coach in 2011-12, Keefe has been instrumental in Northeastern's notable successes, including two Hockey East Championships (2015-16, 2018-19), back-to-back Beanpot titles (2017-18, 2018-19), as well as the Huskies’ first-ever Hobey Baker Award winner in Braintree, Massachusetts native Adam Gaudette (2018).
Prior to joining Northeastern, Keefe spent two seasons (2009-11) as an assistant coach for Brown University, helping direct the Bears to an ECAC semifinals berth for the first time since the 2002-03 campaign.
Additionally, Keefe spent four seasons in the NCAA Division III ranks, including two seasons (2007-09) as head coach of Westfield State University and one season (2006-07) as an assistant coach for the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Keefe has served in various roles with USA Hockey over the course of his career, most notably as an instructor for the New England District Festivals (2006-07) and the USA Hockey Select-17 Festival in St. Cloud, Minnesota (2007-08).
Keefe skated four seasons (1996-2000) at Providence College before playing five seasons of professional hockey across the AHL, ECHL and in Europe. As a junior hockey player, Keefe played for the Omaha Lancers in the United States Hockey League where he was a two-time USHL All-Star and still ranks in the Lancers' all-time top 10 in scoring.