Mountain to lead Neumann men

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ASTON, Pa. – Neumann University has announced the promotion of Kyle Mountain from men's assistant coach, to the head coach role for the program for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Director of Athletics Chuck Sack announced the move on Thursday. 

Mountain takes over following a two year tenure working under former Neumann goaltender Matt Tendler, who left full time coaching this summer to focus on a new role in finance and an existing goaltender training business he maintains. While working under Tendler, Mountain aided the Knights in winning 31 games, and the team never failed to advance to the conference semifinals during his tenure. 

"It's an honor to have been selected for the position of assistant athletic director and head men's ice hockey coach at Neumann", Mountain said in the school's release. "The University and its hockey program have very proud histories and I am eager to contribute all that I can to this tremendous community and its hockey team. I've been fortunate to become engrained in the school over the past two years, so having an opportunity to give back to the University's athletic programs and community as a whole is extremely exciting for me. I look forward to taking a holistic approach in helping our players develop as community leaders, students, and athletes in a way that will make the university proud."

Prior to embarking on his coaching career, Mountain played four years of hockey at the Division I level across two different programs. He played three seasons at the University of Vermont from 2011 to 2014 before transfering to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In his senior season, Mountain appeared in 17 games for a Mavericks team that reached the NCAA semifinals under Dean Blais, and Mountain was also fortunate enough to play alongside future Stanley Cup Champion Jake Guentzel. 

He is a native of Bryn Mawr, Pa, and recently earned his Master's degree from LaSalle University. 

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