Head Coach: Bob Deraney
Bob Deraney joins the KRS staff after leaving the Providence Friars women’s ice hockey team at the end of 2017-2018 season, having served as head coach for 19 years. Over those 19 seasons, Deraney posted a 319-288-73 mark, including a 17-13-7 overall mark during the 2017-18 season. He was named the Women’s Hockey East Association (WHEA) Coach of the Year three times (2010, 2011 and 2017) and has led Providence to three Hockey East tournament titles, three Hockey East regular season titles and one ECAC tournament championship.
Assistant Coach: Mike LaZazzera
LaZazzera, whose 32-year coaching career consists of high school, college, junior and professional hockey joins KRS for the 2018-19 season. LaZazzera served as head coach of the Springfield Pics of the US Premier Hockey league. He has also acted as head coach for the Winston Salem T-Birds (SPHL), Jacksonville Lizard Kings (ECHL), Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL), Springfield College and Agawam High School (Massachusetts MIAA Division I). He is an experienced assistant coach, having worked for the Portland Pirates (AHL), Phoenix Roadrunners (IHL), Tallahassee Tiger Sharks (ECHL), Greensboro Monarchs (ECHL), Reading Royals (ECHL), Greensboro Monarchs (ECHL), University of Maine (Hockey East) and Plymouth Whalers (OHL). In 2006, LaZazzera spent two years with the New York Islanders as the video coach under NHL Jack Adams winners Ted Nolan and current Las Vegas Knights head coach Gerard Gallant.