The Manchester Flames are very excited to announce that Jeff Giuliano has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of Player/Coach Development. After a successful season as the Director of Skills, both parties wanted to expand upon his role in order to increase the skill level of both our players and coaches.
"I am extremely excited and honored to take on a bigger role next season as the Director of Player/Coach Development. I am looking forward to working with the players and coaches and helping develop their skills on and off the ice." - Jeff Giuliano
As the Director of Player/Coach Development Jeff will continue to run a Summer Skills Camp, 10 weeks of skill sessions and 2 weeks of tryouts. In addition, he will work closely with all of our travel teams by attending at least one game and analyzing two additional games via LiveBarn (www.livebarn.com). The information obtained by watching these games will be used to assist the coaching staff with areas of improvement. He will attend practices as needed to work with coaches and players to further their development He will also run an age-appropriate coaching clinic to assist our coaches in created a long term plan for their team’s specific needs.
"Jeff has been great addition to the Flames, he has a wealth of knowledge and the perfect demeanor to teach. Through his playing experience, as a former Flame to the National Hockey league, he knows what it takes to be the best you can be. He will help each player and coach get the most from their abilities. The organization has taken another step in the right direction." - Hubie McDonough, Director of Player Development for the NHL La Kings.
Jeff began his hockey career with the Flames organization where he played all the way through Midgets. He furthered his hockey skills while attending high school at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire.
From there he attended Boston College where he developed a reputation for speed, play making, work ethic, reliability, ruggedness, judgment and leadership on and off the ice. While at Boston College his team played for the national championship twice, winning it in 2001. He was elected captain of the 2002 squad. After graduating from Boston College, Giuliano played for the Reading Royals, the current ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He moved up quickly to the Manchester Monarchs, the AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, where he played for several successful seasons. Giuliano played in more than 100 games over two seasons with the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. In 2008 Giuliano joined the Belarusian side HC Dinamo Minsk of the newly formed KHL. In 2009 he joined the Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL (German Hockey League).
After six seasons with the Roosters, Giuliano retired from professional hockey due to multiple concussions and returned to the US to accept an assistant coaching position with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL on August 18, 2015. In September of 2016 he reunited with the Manchester Flames as the Director of Skills. Now as our Director of Player/Coach Development, Jeff will not only teach skills through on-ice instruction but improve development of players and coaches off the ice as well.