Austin Prep announced Wednesday, November 1 the appointment of Mr. Patrick Driscoll '97 as Austin Prep’s next Head Varsity Boys Hockey Coach. Also Austin Prep Director of Athletics, Driscoll served as an assistant coach with the program during the 2022-2023 season. Additionally, Chris Dyment was named Associate Head Coach and Marty Hughes was announced as the team's Director of Hockey Operations.
Driscoll began his tenure at Austin Prep in 2019 as Assistant Director of Athletics before being promoted to Director of Athletics later that year. During that time, Austin Prep has achieved great success, capturing five MIAA state titles and two NEPSAC titles. Most notably, Driscoll successfully guided Austin Prep's transition to the New England Preparatory School Council (NEPSAC) in 2022 while also being named the Massachusetts Secondary School Athletic Directors Association (MSSADA) District 6 Athletic Director of the Year.
In line with his administrative accomplishments, Driscoll has amassed significant coaching experience and success during his career in athletics. Prior to arriving at Austin Prep, Driscoll spent 18 years at Malden Catholic where he served as the Lancer’s Head Baseball Coach and as the Associate Head Varsity Hockey Coach. As a coach at Malden Catholic, he was a part of eight MIAA State Championship games, winning six, and also captured six Catholic Conference Championships.
Driscoll earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Assumption College, and holds two Masters Degree, one from Boston College and one from Lasell College.
Dyment comes to Austin Prep after a playing career at Boston University, where he was a member of three Beanpot teams. Dyment was selected by the Montreal Canadians (97th overall) in the 1999 NHL entry draft, and played professionally for nine years. A Reading native, Dyment is the Head Instructor and Owner of Chris Dyment Hockey.
Hughes, a four-year letterwinner at Boston College, was a member of the 2001 national championship team. He is also a long-time ECAC and Hockey East official.