PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown men's hockey head coach Brendan Whittet has announced the hiring of James Marcou as an assistant coach, announced by the program on Thursday.
Marcou, an All-American and the career assists leader at the University of Massachusetts (2007-10), most recently served as a graduate assistant coach at UMass since 2016, where he assisted the coaching staff in all aspects of the program.
“We are very excited to add James Marcou to our coaching staff,” said Whittet. “His varied experiences as both as an outstanding player and rising coach will immediately impact all aspects of our program. James is an excellent teacher of the game and has a wide reaching base of contacts in the hockey world that will allow for the continued positive growth of Brown University hockey in all facets.”
Marcou put together a standout collegiate career at UMass. He earned AHCA Second-Team honors following his sophomore season in 2008-09, when he racked up 47 points on 15 goals and 32 assists, and tied for the Hockey East scoring title that season. A two-time All-Hockey East performer and New England Hockey Writers All-Star, Marcou broke his own school record for single-season assists (40) as a junior in 2009-10. He finished with 130 career points (34g, 96a) in 111 games played
After his junior season, Marcou signed a free agent contract with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. He played for two and a half seasons before medically retiring. He later served on the varsity boys’ hockey staff for Milton Academy during the 2015-16 season, where he helped lead the program to a Co-ISL Championship.