Kyle Wallack is the Yale assistant coach logging the most miles recruiting Bulldogs. He has worked with five teams (three schools) that have appeared in the NCAA Tournament, while his most recent recruiting efforts helped the Elis lead the nation in scoring in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Wallack came to Yale in June of 2006 after working at Holy Cross (recruiting coordinator, forwards) for two seasons. He helped the Crusaders register a 4-3 OT upset of Minnesota at the 2006 NCAA West Regional that capped a 27-10-3 campaign.
Before Holy Cross, Wallack spent two (2002-04) seasons with the same role at UConn while also mentoring the goalies.
Wallack's goaltending protégés include Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Year Tony Quesada (Holy Cross, Minnesota Wild), UConn's Scott Tomes (Atlantic Hockey All-Rookie Team), Quinnipiac's Jamie Holden (Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Year) and Yale's Alec Richards (Chicago Blackhawks). He also supervised Quinnipiac's Justin Eddy (Washington Capitals). Wallack was an assistant at Quinnipiac for three (1999-02) seasons, where he helped the Bobcats to a MAAC Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance.
His first coaching jobs were at Nichols College (1998-99) and the University of Delaware (1997-98).
Wallack also has experience coaching with the U.S. National Program. He earned a gold medal at the 2006 Three Nations Tournament in Rochester, while getting a silver at the 2007 Five Nations Tournament in Strakonice, Czech Republic. He has also coached at the Select 16 Festival.
A four-year starting goaltender and senior captain at Springfield College, Wallack was team MVP, All-NECHA (1995-97), Johnson and Wales All-Tournament (1996-97) and NECHA All-Tournament (1995-96). Wallack, while playing at Springfield, coached the New England Junior "A" Falcons to an EJHL Championship.
Wallack earned a master's degree in sport management from Connecticut in 2004.
Listen to Wallack on ESPN radio interview (3/23/11)