David Cataruzolo, the former head men’s hockey coach at Trinity (Conn.) is in his second season as director of hockey operations at Harvard in 2012-13. He directs the day-to-day operations of the Crimson men’s and women’s hockey programs.
Cataruzolo guided Trinity to a high level of success over 14 years, including the last four as head coach. He led the Bantams to a 58-39-8 overall record, four consecutive postseason bids and an NCAA Division III quarterfinal appearance in 2008. Prior to taking over as head coach, he served six seasons as associate head coach and three more as recruiting coordinator and graduate fellow.
Since joining the men’s hockey staff in 1998, Cataruzolo helped Trinity qualify for 11 consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference Tournaments, two league titles, three trips to the NCAA Division III tournament and an NCAA semifinal appearance in 2005. Three Trinity players were named to the American Hockey Coaches Association Division III All-America team in Cataruzolo’s final six years in Hartford.
In addition to his coaching duties, Cataruzolo also served as an assistant professor of physical education and assistant rink manager at Trinity. He worked closely with the greater Hartford community to help schedule community events and assist in relations between the community and the Koeppel Community Sports Center and college.
Cataruzolo also co-founded the CT Player Development Camp, a six-week hockey program for all age groups, and serves as a New England district evaluator and on-ice instructor for USA Hockey. He carried out two stints as an assistant baseball coach at Trinity, helping the Bantams reach three NCAA tournaments and the 2005 Division III World Series.
A 1998 graduate of Bowdoin College with a degree in government and legal studies, Cataruzolo earned a master’s degree in public policy from Trinity in 2001. While at Bowdoin, he captained both the hockey and baseball teams, earning All-NESCAC honors in both sports. He is a member of both Bowdoin's 100-point club on the ice (126) and 100-hit club (128) on the diamond.