Penn State on Wednesday announced Giuliano Bagliero as assistant coach for the Nittany Lions men’s hockey team.
Pagliero has ten years of coaching experience, including eight at the Division I level, and comes to Penn State after spending the previous three seasons at UMass Lowell.
“Giuliano is a perfect fit for our program,” PSU coach Jay Jadowski said in a statement. “He has a tremendous reputation in the hockey world and has worked with some excellent programs under excellent coaches. We are delighted to welcome Bugs to Hockey Valley.”
“I am honored to have this opportunity to join the staff at Penn State,” Pagliero added. “I would like to thank Coach Jadowski for believing in me. I am excited to work with him and all the staff at Hockey Valley and continue to build on the success the program has already had.”
During his time at Lowell, Bagliero served as the recruiting coordinator while working closely with the goalkeepers at River Hook and the Force Playing unit.
Prior to his time with the River Hawks, Bagliero was assistant coach at Colgate from 2015 to 2018 and played a key role in recruiting goalkeeper Colton Point.
Pagliero spent the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons on the bench at Holy Cross.
He started his career as a collegiate coach for two years in Division III Utica (2011-13).
Born in Dalroy, Alberta, Pagliero was a four-year goalkeeper with Niagara FC from 2005 to 2009 where he was named three times in all conferences and was College Hockey America’s Player of the Year. With Pagliero in goal, the Purple Eagles won back-to-back regular season titles in 2005-06 and 2006-07 and reached the NCAA Championship in 2008 after capturing the CHA Championship.