NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame hockey team has added two to its coaching staff for the upcoming season. Max Mobley joins the staff as a volunteer assistant coach, while Will Messa will serve as the Compton Family Ice Arena programming and hockey intern.
“With these two additions to our staff, we’re excited to be able to maintain the level of high quality of individuals that we have had with Max and Will joining for the 2018-19 season,” head coach Jeff Jackson said.
Mobley comes to Notre Dame after spending time at Hamilton College as an assistant coach for the past four seasons. During his time with the Continentals, he aided in recruiting for a program that was consistently one of the top-15 Division III hockey programs in the country. During the 2016-17 season the team advanced to the Elite Eight and earned the program’s first NCAA tournament win. In 2017-18, Mobley was tasked with managing the team’s penalty kill which finished 91.0 percent for the season and ranked third in the country.
Prior to Mobley’s tenure at Hamilton, he served as the volunteer coach at St. Lawrence where he helped to formulate team systems, practice plans, and player development. He played for St. Lawrence from 2008-12, appearing in 91 games for the Saints.
“Coming from Hamilton College, where he was as an assistant for highly regarded Rob Haberbusch, Max will add his excellent hockey knowledge and coaching experience to our staff,” added Jackson.
Messa joins the Irish staff after serving as the graduate student assistant coach and assistant director of hockey operations at Northeastern University. As a graduate assistant coach, he was responsible for developing individual on-ice performance as well as the creation of practice plans and personal assessments. Also, he spent time with the program as a student-athlete from 2013 to 2016.
“Will, who has recently completed his degree at Northeastern, also brings his valuable insights and experience to our hockey operations. He was mentored well as part of Jim Madigan’s great Northeastern staff,” concluded Jackson.