Chris Glionna enters his 13th season as Head Ice Hockey Coach at Suffolk University in 2016-17..
Glionna is the all-time winningest hockey coach in program history with 87 career victories. He was named the ECAC Northeast Hockey Coach of the Year during the 2009-10 season. That season Suffolk won the CodFish Bowl Hockey Tournament hosted by UMass-Boston while also qualifying for the ECAC Northeast Hockey Tournament.
A total of 24 players have earned recognition by the ECAC Northeast Hockey League under Glionna’s direction, including Simon Leahy, who was named Rookie of the Year during the 2013-14 season. During the 2009-10 season, goalie Jeff Rose was tabbed as the league’s top net minder.
Glionna is a 1995 Suffolk University graduate and also earned his Law degree at Suffolk University Law School in 2001. He is currently an attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Glionna was recently named by Boston Magazine as a 2009 Massachusetts “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” in litigation from a poll of Massachusetts attorneys conducted by Boston Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine. Super Lawyers Rising Stars” are nominated by their peers and evaluated by a blue ribbon panel. Only 2.5% of the eligible attorneys in Massachusetts are selected. To qualify, an attorney must be age 40 or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.
Glionna's father, Leonard A. Glionna and brother, Josh Glionna, also graduated from Suffolk University.