WINCHENDON, MA: The Winchendon School has named Jeff Pellegrini as Director of Hockey Development and Head Girls’ Coach Hockey. Coach Pellegrini will be joining The Winchendon School community over the summer.
Jeff Pellegrini will arrive at The Winchendon School from Shattuck-St. Mary’s where he has been coaching since the fall of 2018. Previously, Pellegrini racked up 15 years of NCAA Division I and Division III collegiate coaching experience. His experience includes six years coaching women’s hockey at Northeastern University and guiding the Huskies to the program’s first-ever Hockey East Championship (2018). His experience developing players means he will not just take the reins of the varsity girls program, but he will also help drive broad program development, including recruiting and development of all players across The Winchendon School’s teams. He will also be responsible for guiding the mentorship of our hockey coaches. With Jeff, we expect The Winchendon School’s programs will be consistently ranked among prep school programs, especially for those student-athletes who are seeking both Winchendon’s style of highly personalized and fully immersive learning and the opportunity to play and be recruited at the highest levels.
In discussing the announcement, The Winchendon School’s Executive Director, John Kerney said, “Jeff brings terrific experience and a great reputation to Winchendon.”
In a joint statement, Director of Athletics, Dan Chretien, Head of School Laurie Lambert, and Dean of Enrollment Management, John Toffey wrote, “One of the most amazing aspects of this search was the very strong references that came in for Jeff – often unsolicited. We heard from legendary college coaches and heads of top high school programs about how fortunate Winchendon and our students would be if we could “nab” Jeff. We are thrilled that Jeff, his wife Tiffany, and their two children will be returning to New England and joining the Winchendon community this summer. “
You can follow Jeff Pellegrini on Twitter at @JeffPellegrini. To learn more about The Winchendon School and our approach to education, contact John Toffey, Dean of Enrollment Management at 978-297-4476 or at [email protected]