Greg Cronin

Head Coach Anaheim Ducks

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Greg Cronin is a highly accomplished coach renowned for his exceptional ability to nurture and develop young players while fostering a culture of leadership within teams. With an extensive coaching career spanning both professional and collegiate levels, Cronin brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the world of hockey.

Cronin's coaching journey began with his co-founding of the United States National Development Program in 1996, alongside Jeff Jackson and Bob Mancini. As the Head Coach of the USNTDP Under-18 Team, he played a pivotal role in shaping the future of American hockey talent. During this time, Cronin also served as an Assistant Coach for the 1997 World Championship Team and the 1997 and 1998 World Junior Championship teams, earning a silver medal in 1997. Additionally, he held the position of Director of Player Development for the U-18 and U-17 teams, further contributing to the growth and success of young athletes.

Cronin's impact extended to the collegiate level, where he served as Head Coach at Northeastern University from 2005 to 2011. Under his guidance, the program experienced a remarkable transformation, progressing from three wins in his first season to a notable NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009—the university's first in 15 years. His exceptional leadership led to Cronin being honored with the prestigious Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award as the best coach in Hockey East during that successful season. Moreover, from 2008 to 2011, Cronin achieved the highest win total in a four-year span in Northeastern University history, leaving a lasting legacy.

Cronin's coaching prowess has been recognized internationally as well. He served as an Assistant Coach for Team USA at the World Hockey Championships in 1997, 2011, and 2012. Notably, in 2012, Cronin played an instrumental role in guiding the U.S. team to a first-place finish in the preliminary round, showcasing his strategic acumen and ability to inspire excellence on the international stage.

In his professional coaching career, Cronin has worked with esteemed organizations such as the New York Islanders and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He joined the Islanders as an Assistant Coach in 1998, and after a brief hiatus, returned to the team in 2014 and was later promoted to Associate Coach in 2017. Additionally, he contributed to the success of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers as their Head Coach from 2003 to 2005.

Cronin's expertise extends beyond the rink, as he earned a Master's Degree in Business from the University of Maine in 1990, concurrently serving as a graduate assistant for the hockey team. This unique combination of athletic and business acumen allows him to provide valuable insights into the holistic development of players both on and off the ice.

A dynamic and engaging speaker, Greg Cronin brings his vast knowledge and experience to the forefront, captivating audiences with his powerful messages on leadership and the development of young players. Through compelling anecdotes and practical strategies, he inspires coaches, athletes, and executives to unlock their full potential and achieve unprecedented success.

Invite Greg Cronin to your next event and discover firsthand his transformative coaching methods that have shaped the careers of countless hockey players while leaving an indelible mark on the sport. To book Greg for your next event contact ProSpeakers - [email protected].

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