July 3, 2013
Former Boston University men's ice hockey player Steve Greeley will return to the program to serve as the associate head coach on first-year head coach David Quinn's staff, as announced by Quinn on Wednesday. Greeley has spent the last seven years as a scout for the Los Angeles Kings organization.
"Steve is a bright and well-respected scout in the hockey world and he'll be a fantastic college hockey coach," said Quinn. "He'll help us out in a lot of ways, as he is a fantastic evaluator of talent and a hard-working, enthusiastic person who will be able to connect with our players on many levels. I couldn't be more pleased to have him back here at BU."
Greeley, a Scituate, Mass., native, started his career with Los Angeles in 2006 as an NCAA scout before being elevated to a pro scout in 2009. Over the last four seasons he focused on evaluating NHL and AHL players for all trades and free agent acquisitions. His work was instrumental in helping the Kings claim their first-ever Stanley Cup title in 2012. From 2009-12, Greeley also served as a regional scout for the U.S. National Team Development Program.
"I am honored to be coming back to Boston University and very excited to get to work," said Greeley. "I loved this university as a student-athlete and look forward to working for this program under David Quinn."
Greeley replaces Mike Bavis, who resigned after serving on the BU hockey staff for 15 years, including the past four as associate head coach.
As a player for Jack Parker from 2000-04, Greeley played in 77 games for the Terriers and, as a senior in 2004, he was the recipient of the team's Bennett McInnis Award for Spirit, given annually to the player who best exemplifies the character and spirit of the BU hockey program. He played professionally in the East Coast Hockey League during the 2004-05 season before beginning his coaching career as an assistant at Thayer Academy, where he was a standout forward and team captain as a senior.
He was also an on-ice coach for the Massachusetts Hockey satellite program and coached during tryouts for USA National Festivals in 2006 and 2007.
Greeley earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from BU in 2006. He resides in Milton with his wife, Lauren, and their infant daughter, Reilly.