Men's Hockey & Golf Coach
Beaney continues to work as the head coach of the men’s hockey program at Middlebury as well as the golf programs.
Beaney is in his 20th year as head coach of the Panther men's golf team. His strong coaching abilities have developed the Middlebury golf team into one of the top teams in the region.
After leading the men's team to the NESCAC title in '99, Beaney continued to improve the program as they enjoyed a great season in '02. The team captured its second NESCAC Championship as well as two other tournaments during the season. In '06-'07, the team won its third NESCAC crown and made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers repeated the feat in '08-'09, earning the NESCAC title and an NCAA bid.
The team returned to the NCAA's in '10-'11, after hosting an capturing its fourth NESCAC title. Two years ago, the Panthers won their fifth NESCAC crown, advancing to the NCAA's.
Beaney also uses the resources of Jim Dayton, the golf pro at Ralph Myhre. Dayton began to assist the program in the spring of 1998. A Middlebury native, Dayton is a member of the PGA. He has held Head Professional positions in Idaho, Utah and California before returning to Middlebury and has been influential in helping the team return to top form.
After taking over the hockey program in 1986, Beaney led the team to an NCAA record five consecutive National Championships ('95-'99) as well as three straight crowns from '04-'06. The team appeared in 13 straight NCAA Tournaments ('95-'07), while winning eight overall NESCAC Championships. His 1996 National Championship squad set school records for most wins in a season (26), highest winning percentage (.929), and longest unbeaten streak (29 games). He has also led the team to six ECAC Tournament appearances, with a championship in the '90-'91 season. The school record for wins was later broken by the '03-'04 team with 27.
He currently owns a record of 495-161-45 in 26 years at Middlebury.
The Lake Placid, New York native attended the University of New Hampshire, where he played four years of varsity hockey and captained the 1973 team. He began his coaching career in 1974 at Bellows Free Academy (Vermont), leading his teams to three straight championships. He then moved to the college ranks, taking over the reins at New England College in 1979. He promptly led his teams to four consecutive ECAC Tournaments and one NCAA berth. He was named the New England Coach of the Year in 1981-82 and 1983-84 at New England College.
At Middlebury, he was selected as the New England Coach of the year in '89, '91, '95 and '06. He also earned the Edward Jeremiah Award as the National Coach of the Year in '90, '95, '04 and '06. In '98-'99 he was named the USOC National Hockey Coach of the Year.
Beaney has also been heavily involved with USA Hockey. He recently served as the head coach of the U.S. Women's Junior National team in 1996 and 1997. From 1985-97, Beaney coached USA Hockey's Junior Olympic team, while serving as an assistant coach for the 1994 U.S. Junior National team. In the summer of 1993, Beaney served as head coach of the gold medal East Team at the Olympic Festival in San Antonio. In addition to his duties with USA Hockey, Beaney was a member of the NCAA Hockey selection committee for six years.
Asst. Men's Hockey Coach
Now in his third season, Graddock joined the coaching staff after playing professional hockey for the previous two seasons. The ’09 Middlebury graduate earned his degree in economics, while playing four years of hockey for the Panthers.
During his four years with the team, the Panthers earned an 83-24-8 (.757) mark, winning the NCAA Championship during his rookie season. The team advanced to the NCAA Finals during his sophomore season, after winning back-to-back NESCAC Championships. In his final two years at Middlebury, the Panthers advanced to the NESCAC title game, with Graddock serving as team captain as a senior. He ended his career with 25 goals and 19 assists for 44 points in 108 games played.
After graduation, Graddock played professionally in Sweden for two seasons, including a stint in the ECHL and a three-game tryout in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirals. He earned some coaching experience in Sweden as well, working with the Arboga midget hockey team in ’09-’10.
Graddock was also a member of the men’s tennis team during two fall seasons at Middlebury, serving as the head coach at his alma mater - Stowe High School last season.
Asst. Men's Hockey Coach
Now in his third season, McKenna joined the coaching staff after playing professional hockey for the previous two seasons. The ’09 Middlebury graduate earned his degrees in history of art and architecture and architectural study, while playing four years of hockey for the Panthers.
During his four years with the team, the Panthers earned an 83-24-8 (.757) mark, winning the NCAA Championship during his rookie season. The team advanced to the NCAA Finals during his sophomore season, after winning back-to-back NESCAC Championships. In his final two years at Middlebury, the Panthers advanced to the NESCAC title game, with McKenna serving as team captain as a senior. He ended his career with 46 goals and 73 assists for 119 points in 97 games played.
Following his senior season, McKenna earned second-team All-American honors, while owning a spot on the All-NESCAC and All-New England first-teams.
Upon graduation, McKenna played professionally in Sweden, playing in Spain the following year. He has worked numerous hockey camps throughout his career in his hometown of Lake Placid, N.Y.