Rob Haberbusch is in his second season as the head men's ice hockey coach at Hamilton College. Haberbusch directed Hamilton to eight wins and a spot in the NESCAC championship quarterfinals last season. His players received one all-conference and two NESCAC winter all-academic team honors in 2011-12, and the Continentals captured the 2011 Skidmore College Invitational team title. He is the sixth head coach in program history.
Haberbusch was an assistant at the U.S. Military Academy (Army) from 2003 to 2011, and was named the associate head coach for the Division I program in 2008. He helped guide Army to 83 wins in eight seasons in Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) play.
In 2007-08, Army won 19 games, including a record of 17-8-3 in the AHA. The 17 Atlantic Hockey victories still stand as the program record in conference play. The team earned the Atlantic Hockey regular season title -- their first championship of any kind in men's hockey -- and reached the semifinals of the conference championship. The team went 17-12-5 overall and 15-8-5 in the conference in 2006-07. Army advanced to the AHA championship game, where they fell to the Air Force Academy.
While at Army, Haberbusch worked under Rob Riley and Brian Riley. Rob went on to become head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate Springfield Falcons, and Brian was the AHA coach of the year in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Haberbusch was part of the Army Athletic Association's coaching staff of the year in 2008. Army claimed the AHA team sportsmanship award in 2009 and 2010.
Haberbusch played a major role in the recruitment of one NHL free agent signee, one All-American, one AHA player of the year, one AHA goalie of the year, one AHA defenseman of the year, 14 all-conference selections and three all-rookie team members at Army. The 2007, 2010 and 2011 AHA Scholar-Athletes of the Year were all recruited by Haberbusch.
Haberbusch was an assistant coach at Iona College for one season prior to going to Army. He served as an assistant at the University of Findlay from 1997 to 2002. Haberbusch played college hockey at Fairfield University from 1989 to 1993, and was a four-year letter winner at center and left wing.
Haberbusch, who grew up in Montclair, N.J., graduated with a degree in political science. He earned his master's in education from Findlay in 1999. Haberbusch and his wife Molly have a daughter, Shelby.
Mike Chiellino is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Hamilton College men's ice hockey program. Chiellino most recently was the assistant director of the boys' hockey program and head coach of the boys' varsity prep "B" team at the Nichols School in Buffalo.
Chiellino was responsible for the development and functioning of seven different hockey teams within the Nichols School. As head coach of the varsity prep "B" team, he led the program to its first Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association Senior Boys Division II league championship.
Chiellino began his collegiate playing career at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica from 2004 to 2006. He moved on to Siena College where he was a team captain for three years. Chiellino helped lead the team to a pair of American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II final four appearances.
Chiellino graduated with a degree in sociology and a minor in criminal justice. He earned his master's in counselor education from Canisius College. Chiellino is from New Hartford.
Dan Jewell is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College men's ice hockey team. Jewell was the goaltending coach at SUNY Plattsburgh and an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach at the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid last season.
Plattsburgh's starting goalie finished 2011-12 ranked ninth in Division III in save percentage and was a second team All-America selection under Jewell's tutelege. The Cardinals posted a 19-5-4 overall record, including 12-3-1 in the SUNYAC, won the conference championship and played in the NCAA championship quarterfinals.
Jewell played three seasons at SUNY Cortland. As a senior in 2010-11, he started nine games in goal and played 11, and posted a .904 save percentage for the Red Dragons. Jewell earned a spot on the 2011 SUNYAC Spring All-Academic Team and Commissioner's List. He started his college career at Manhattanville College in 2006-07. Manhattanville went 21-2-5 that season, won the ECAC West Division III championship and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA championship.
Jewell graduated in 2011 with a degree in kinesiology. He played hockey at the National Sports Academy in 2005-06, and hockey, football and lacrosse at South Kent School from 2002 to 2005. Jewell hails from Medford, N.Y.