Chris Czarnota enters his third season as an assistant coach with the Norwich University men's ice hockey program in 2019-20.
Czarnota works with the goalies and assists in all daily practice planning and drills.
Czarnota is one of the most accomplished goaltenders in Norwich history, ranking tied for second all-time with 10 career shutouts. The 2014 Norwich University graduate posted a 31-7-3 record in 43 games played. His 1.50 career goals against average ranks as one of the best in program history.
During the 2018-19 season, he mentored two NEHC Goalie of the Year selections in Tom Aubrun '20 and Emily Lambert '21. Aubrun was also named an American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Third Team All-American.
In the summer of 2019, Czarnota was selected to attend and serve as a goalie coach at the USA Hockey Select U15 Development Camp in Buffalo, N.Y.
He also works with the Rice Prep boy's hockey program in South Burlington and Stowe youth hockey. During the summer, he works as a goalie coach at the Elite Hockey Training Center.
He lives in Northfield and also works in the Bursar's office as an assistant.