CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Ted Donato, The Robert D. Ziff '88 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Ice Hockey, announced that James Marcou has joined the men's hockey coaching staff as an assistant coach.
Marcou most recently worked as an assistant coach at Brown last year, where he helped the Bears record their first winning season since 2012-13. The Huntington, N.Y. native guided Brown to ECAC Hockey championship weekend for the first time since 2013.
Marcou, an All-American and the career assists leader at the University of Massachusetts (2007-10), began his collegiate coaching career in 2016 as a graduate assistant at UMass, where he aided the coaching staff in all aspects of the program over the course of two seasons.
Marcou put together a standout collegiate career at UMass. He earned AHCA Second-Team honors following his sophomore season in 2008-09, when he racked up 47 points on 15 goals and 32 assists, and tied for the Hockey East scoring title that season. A two-time All-Hockey East performer and New England Hockey Writers All-Star, Marcou broke his own school record for single-season assists (40) as a junior in 2009-10. He finished with 130 career points (34g, 96a) in 111 games played.
After his junior season, Marcou signed a free agent contract with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. He played for two and a half seasons before medically retiring. Marcou returned to UMass, completing his degree as a 2015 graduate of the Isenberg School of Management. Marcou later served on the varsity boys' hockey staff for Milton Academy during the 2015-16 season, where he helped lead the program to a Co-ISL Championship.