Sept. 10, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Brian Mahoney-Wilson and Mason Graddock have been added to the University of Notre Dame Hockey the staff, Head Coach Jeff Jackson announced today (Sept. 10).
Mahoney-Wilson will be the team’s new Volunteer Assistant Coach, while Graddock will serve as the Hockey and Programming Intern.
“We’re excited to have both Brian and Mason join our staff,” Jackson said. “Brian will do a great job as one of our assistants working with our goaltenders and our special teams and we’re excited to add a Lake State alum to the staff.”
Mahoney-Wilson joins the Notre Dame program after spending the 2014-15 season as a Volunteer Assistant Coach/Goaltending Coach with the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. While with the Black Knights, Mahoney-Wilson assisted with goaltender and defenseman development, created weekly scouting reports, prepared and managed practices and edited video.
Prior to Army, Mahoney-Wilson was an Assistant Coach/Goaltending Coach with the South Shore Kings of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) in 2013-14. He graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2011. A four-year goaltender for the Lakers, he was named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s (CCHA) Freshman Goaltender of the Year in 2008. As a sophomore, he posted a 2.66 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 25 games. He was drafted in the ninth round (288th overall) by the San Jose Sharks in the 2004 NHL Draft.
“Mason comes to us from a tremendously successful program in Middlebury, after having worked for a great coach in Bill Beaney,” Jackson added. “I’m really excited to have two younger guys around here that will certainly make a difference with our staff and players.”
Graddock spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at Middlebury College, where he was the head of recruiting and worked closely with the Panthers’ forwards. During those four seasons, he recruited four all-NESCAC selections, one NESCAC Rookie of the Year and one AHCA First Team All-American. He was heavily involved in coaching the Panthers’ special teams, developing and implementing penalty kill and power-play units that were nationally ranked.
Graddock graduated from Middlebury College in 2009. A two-sport student-athlete, he lettered in hockey in each of his four seasons with the Panthers and served as a team captain in 2008-09. In addition, Graddock lettered in tennis as a junior and senior.
Graddock helped the Panthers to the 2006 DIII Men’s Ice Hockey NCAA Championship as well as another NCAA title-game appearance in 2007. The Panthers won NESCAC titles in 2006 and 2007 and made it to the championship game in each of Graddock’s four seasons. As a senior, he posted a career-high 14 goals and added nine assists for 23 points in 27 games.
– by Dan Colleran, Athletics Communications Associate Director