Hockey - Varsity
Head Coach: Robert Ferraris | profile
Robert Ferraris comes to Trinity-Pawling after coaching twelve years in NCAA DI Men’s Hockey, the last ten years at Mercyhurst and the two previous seasons at American International College. While at AIC, Ferraris earned a master’s degree in psychology.
As the associate head coach at Mercyhurst, Ferraris worked both as a coach and recruiting coordinator for the Lakers. As one of Atlantic Hockey’s longest-serving coaches, Ferraris assisted the development of three free agents to National Hockey League (NHL) contracts. In 2014, his support produced the program's first-ever Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) regular season title, as well as the league's Student-Athlete of the Year, Player of the Year, Goaltender of the Year, Best Defenseman, Sportsman of the Year, and Top Defensive Forward. In 2015, and for the fourth consecutive season, Mercyhurst earned a spot in the league tournament in Rochester, bolstered by four players who reached the 100-career-point plateau, an Atlantic Hockey record.
Before coaching college hockey, Ferraris served one season as head coach of the Connecticut Wolves (U16 AAA) and spent six years playing and coaching more than 360 games in professional hockey.
A 1997 graduate of Saint Anselm College, Ferraris earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and was a four-year ice hockey and golf letter winner for the Hawks, serving both as team captain in 1996-97. After graduating from Falmouth (MA) High School, he attended Trinity-Pawling for a post-graduate year.
Bob and his wife Sara reside in Starr with their two children, daughter Callia, and son Avery.
Christopher Gillman | profile
Chris is a 2005 graduate of Trinity-Pawling, where he played ice hockey and lacrosse. Chris played four years of varsity Ice Hockey at Western New England University and captained the team his senior season.
Scott Harff | profile
Scott is from Watertown, New York and graduated from Colby College where he received a B.A. in History with a minor in Economics. While at Colby he played varsity hockey, captaining the team as a senior. He was a teaching intern at the Phillips Exeter Summer Session, working with an economics class and advising in the dorms. Prior to college, Scott graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire where he played varsity hockey and lacrosse, captaining both as a senior, and helping lead the hockey team to the NEPSAC finals as a junior.
Scott spent the last two years playing professional hockey for the Huntsville (Al) Havoc of the SPHL. He spends most of the summer in Vermont where he works at a hockey camp and can be found golfing and biking whenever time allows.
Scott teaches Economics and is an assistant coach for Varsity Hockey, and will assist the JV lacrosse and JV soccer teams at Trinity-Pawling. Scott resides in Cluett III Center West.