Canisius hockey head coach Trevor Large announced the addition of Max Mobley to his staff as an assistant coach on Wednesday.
“Max is a terrific addition to our staff,” Large said. “He is passionate, professional and has the positive energy to enhance our current players’ development as well as the experience to drive our recruiting efforts. Max brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience as a player and coach at the Division I level. I am excited for our staff and players to bring such a quality person and coach to our program.”
Mobley makes his way to Main Street after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Atlantic Hockey Association foe Holy Cross.
In his two seasons with the Crusaders, Mobley served as the program’s recruiting coordinator and also headed the skills development program for the team’s forwards. He aided in the development of All-AHA Eastern Pod Second Team selection Matt Slick and was also influential in the maturation of a forward group that saw three players record double-digit goals during the 2019-20 campaign.
I’m extremely excited to join the Canisius Hockey staff and want to thank Coach Large for giving me this opportunity, Mobley said. “I have the utmost respect for Trevor, both as a coach and as a person. He’s a great hockey mind as well as a genuine person, invested in developing relationships with players – both past and present. It was a very easy decision for me to join the Golden Griffins.
“Canisius has developed a great reputation of consistently competing as one of the top teams in Atlantic Hockey, and I’m looking forward to continuing the push towards winning conference championships and competing in the national tournament. I know this group is hungry to accomplish both goals, so I can’t wait to get started.”
Before his stint at Holy Cross, Mobley spent the 2018-19 season as a volunteer coach at Notre Dame. He aided the Fighting Irish coaching staff during a highly-successful campaign that saw the team earn a No. 1 national ranking, capture the B1G Ten Tournament Championship, and advance to the finals of the NCAA Northeast Regional.
Prior to his time in South Bend, Mobley worked for four seasons at Hamilton College (2014-18) as an assistant coach. He oversaw the Continentals’ individual skill development and coached the team’s penalty kill unit, which ranked among the top five nationally in that category in back-to-back seasons.
As the co-head of recruiting at Hamilton, Mobley was instrumental in helping construct the 2016-17 squad that captured the NESCAC Regular Season Championship, won its first NCAA Tournament game and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. As a member of the NESCAC Coaching Staff of the Year, Mobley helped the Continentals set program records in both wins (22) and goals scored (92) during the 2016-17 season while also ranking among the top five teams nationally in scoring defense (1.86).
A native of Glendale, Ariz., Mobley began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater, St. Lawrence University, during the 2013-14 season.
As a four-year letterwinner with the Saints from 2008-12, Mobley earned the ECAC Student-Athlete award three times during his collegiate career (2010-2012). He went on to play professionally in the ECHL and SPHL after graduating with a history degree from St. Lawrence in 2012.