ROCHESTER, NY – Head Coach Wayne Wilson announced that Len Perno will join the RIT men’s hockey staff as volunteer goaltending coach for the 2018-19 season.
Perno comes to RIT after serving as an assistant coach at nearby SUNY Geneseo for the last five seasons. The Knights won two SUNYAC titles and made three trips to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament during his tenure. Perno worked with Geneseo’s goaltenders, while assisting in day-to-day practice and game preparation.
“Len has great qualifications and will be a great addition to our stuff,” said Wilson. “He will help in all facets of our game, in particular with our goaltenders. I look forward to working with him on our staff.”
A Rochester native, Perno played three seasons for the Rochester Junior Americans before heading to Oswego State. He played two seasons for the Lakers, earning the Oswego State Fan’s Choice Award in 1992-93. Perno received his bachelor’s degree in public justice and a minor in athletic coaching from Oswego in 1995.
From there, Perno played three seasons at the professional level with the Reno Renegades of the West Coast Hockey League (WCHL), Knoxville of the ECHL and the Binghamton Rangers and hometown Rochester Americans of the America Hockey League (AHL).
Perno is also a USA Hockey Level 4 Certified coach.