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Date: Jun 15, 2018
By Davenport University Athletics
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Davenport University has hired Jerre Coretti as head coach of the women's hockey program effective June 4. Coretti, a resident of Grand Rapids, is a Level 5 USA Hockey Certified Coach and has spent 15-plus years coaching hockey at various levels.
Coretti most recently was head coach for Fox Motors 16U Girls at the AAA-Tier 1 level during the 2016-17 season. He also served in the Grand Rapids Amateur Hockey Association (GRAHA) ranks from 2012-15. Coretti was assistant coach for Griffins Girls 16U team in 2014-15. In addition, he was head coach for Griffins Girls U12 during the 2013-14 season. In the 2012-13 season, he was U12 Griffins Girls assistant coach.
"I am super excited about the opportunity and this season will be all about hard work, fun, commitment, achievement and setting the rudder in the right direction for the women's hockey program for years to come," said Coretti. "The expectations and the bar for every player, the team and myself will be set higher. My priority will be developing not only high achieving student-athletes, but also good people. Years from now, I will have succeeded if I have positively influenced these players into strong motivated women who are making positive contributions in their communities, with their families and in the workforce."
Coretti coached the Forest Hills Central boys team as the varsity head coach from 1994-01 and also coached the Hope College men's ACHA team during the 1996-97 season as the head coach. Coretti has a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.
"Throughout the interview process it became clear that Jerre was the right fit for our program. He is a local guy with great knowledge of the game. Jerre will provide stability to our program with the goal of getting us competing at the national level," said Ryan McCosky, director of non-varsity sports and programming.
(originally published at http://davenportnvsports.com/news/2018/6/4/womens-ice-hockey-jerre-coretti-named-head-coach-for-womens-hockey-program.aspx)