Malden Catholic Director of Athletics William Raycraft has announced that Malden Catholic (MC) alum Brendan Collier ’12, will head the Malden Catholic Varsity Boys Hockey program.
“I am extremely thrilled and grateful to return ‘home’ to Malden Catholic and I’m very excited about the opportunity to lead these young athletes,” Collier stated. “Malden Catholic has a rich and storied hockey program history and having experienced two Super 8 Championships myself when I attended the school, I understand the overwhelming pride and value that ensues from being part of MC’s tradition of excellence. I look forward to building upon the school’s legacy of success.”
Brendan Collier’s accolades as a four-year Lancer are second to none in Massachusetts and in New England hockey. The former Lancer hockey captain and Charlestown resident led MC’s hockey program to two straight Super 8 tournament titles in 2011 and 2012. In addition to tallying a goal in his senior year’s Super 8 final, Collier also netted the overtime game-winner during the Division 1A final the previous season against St. John’s Prep. Collier led all Division 1 scorers his senior season, holding a six-point advantage over the second-place finisher. He was named ESPN Boston’s Mr. Hockey, and he committed to Boston University and then moved on to finish as captain of the Northeastern University program while earning Hockey East All-Academic Team status. Ultimately, he was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2012 NHL.
Since his playing days, Collier has turned his passion for the game toward coaching, where he has recently been the Hockey Head Coach for Catholic Conference rival Boston College High School. His other stints include Northern Mass Hockey, Max Pro Skills and GBL Junior Bruins.
“Coach Collier is an outstanding leader who has a deep and thorough knowledge of the game and is determined to reignite the winning tradition of MC Boys Hockey. He knows how to inspire, listen, teach and win – all qualities that will translate well to the ice and make him a terrific and successful head coach,” commented Raycraft. “He emerged out of a very strong pool of applicants, and we are very excited to have him onboard.”
Collier was inducted into the Brother Daniel Cremin C.F.X., Malden Catholic Hall of Fame in March 2023 along with the members of the MC 2010-2011 hockey team. Plus, he was a multi-sport athlete while at MC, playing Varsity Golf and Lacrosse.
About Malden Catholic High School: Since 1932, MC (https://www.maldencatholic.org) has shaped emerging leaders in our community, claiming a Nobel Laureate, a Senator, two ambassadors and countless community and business heads among its alumni. Annually, graduates attend some of the nation’s most renown universities. Foundational to student success is MC’s codivisional model, which offers the best of both worlds: single-gender academics during the day and integrated social and extracurricular opportunities after school. MC is known in the community for its rigorous academics, SFX Scholars Program and award-winning STEM program. MC curricula is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles and success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal.