Chris Ardito serves as volunteer assistant coach for the Yale women’s ice hockey team. As a former goaltender he brings a unique skill set to the coaching staff.
A native of Northford, Conn., Ardito was a member of Notre Dame High of Fairfield’s ice hockey team. His career GAA at Notre Dame was 1.47. This included a state-leading 1.25 during his junior year. He was named to the South-West Conference all tournament team in 2004.
After playing Junior Hockey for the CT Lazers, Ardito attended Quinnipiac University, where he majored in Interactive Digital Design.
Ardito began his coaching career as an instructor at Rick Heinz Goaltending School summer camps from 2002-2005. He served as head instructor at the camps’ Connecticut locations from 2006-2008. He has been an instructor for the Connecticut Crease Private Goalie Training School since 2006 and recently became a partner in the business.
Ardito was assistant coach and goalie coach for Southern Connecticut State University’s men’s ice hockey team from 2009 through 2012. The Ice Owls made the ACHA tournament in each of his first three years at a coach, culminating in a national championship appearance in 2011 and an 18-1-0 record.