Glenn Stewart enters his sixth season at Merrimack in 2014-15, serving as Associate Head Coach.
A Toronto, Ontario native, Stewart works primarily with the forwards and the power play unit. After overseeing the penalty kill unit throughout the first three years of his tenure, Stewart made the switch to the to the power play in 2012-13 and continued that role last winter.
In Stewart’s first season with Merrimack, the penalty kill was the difference in many of its 16 victories, as the Warriors returned to the postseason for the first time in six years in 2009-10. Offensively, the Warriors scored more goals in the 2009-10 season than in any of the preceding four years under head coach Mark Dennehy.
Hired in August of 2009, Stewart spent five seasons as an
assistant coach at the University of Connecticut, and three as the
recruiting coordinator. During his first two years at UConn Stewart
earned his Master of Arts degree in sport management.
Stewart began his college coaching career as an assistant coach at American International College in 2003-04. While at AIC, Stewart was responsible for recruiting and served as the team’s goalie coach.
Prior to coaching, Stewart played professional hockey for nine years in the East Coast and International Hockey Leagues along with several stints in the American Hockey League. As the assistant captain of the Quad City Mallards (UHL) in 1997 and 1998, Stewart helped lead his team to back-to-back Colonial Cup Championships.
As a professional, Stewart played in 618 games, tallying 402 goals and 452 assists, including three seasons in which he registered over 50 goals and 100 points. He remains in the top ten in many offensive categories in all time playoff scoring in the IHL. During his time as a professional player, Stewart also served as a player-coach for the Mallards from 1997-99 and as a member of the New Haven Knights from 2001-02.
Stewart was a four-year letter winner at the University of New Hampshire earning his bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences. He played in 144 career games and was named an assistant captain as a senior.
Stewart has also been extensively involved with USA hockey working within the New England District. He is employed as an evaluator and coach for the Yankee Conference Festival as well as the New England District Development Camps 13-18 that take place throughout the summer months.
Stewart and his wife Bridget reside in Wayland, Mass., with their daughter Callan.