Cole Bell was named the second head coach in program history for the Jimmie hockey team, succeeding Dean Stork in the program’s 2016-17 inaugural season.
Bell was born in Buffalo, N.Y., but comes to Jamestown by way of Davenport, Iowa.
Bell most recently was an assistant coach for the Jersey Shore Wildcats of the NA3HL, and helped lead them to back-to-back league regular season and cup playoff championships with a combined record of 89-11.
As a player, Bell spent two seasons at the NCAA Division III level, playing for Lebanon Valley College and Becker College, before heading back to Lebanon Valley College to play in the ACHA. He was named an ACHA Division 1 all-star and was selected as team captain in his junior and senior seasons. Bell was a first team All-East Coast Hockey Association selection in his final year. Following his college career, he played for one season with the Danville Dashers of the FHL.
Bell graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Before coming to Jamestown, Bell finished training with the Army Reserves. His parents are Scott and Karen, and he has two younger siblings, Owen and Harrison.
Alex Kaluzny joins the Jimmies in his first season as a graduate assistant coach. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Kaluzny spent the last two seasons with the Division I NCAA Canisius College Golden Griffins as Player Development Assistant.
In his time with Canisius, the team won their first regular season Atlantic Hockey Conference championship in 2016-17, and he spent time with a handful of professional and collegiate hockey coaches during that period.
Kaluzny spent his undergraduate years studying Journalism with a minor in Athletic Coaching, graduating from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree. While there, he volunteered with the Blue Devils hockey team at the NCAA Division III level and was an integral part of coaching the back-to-back state champion Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers high school hockey program at all levels in 2016 and 2017.
His parents are Walt and Sabrina, and he has one sibling, his brother, Nick, 14.