Shawn Grant is beginning his first year with Wolfe Hockey Development and Team
Maryland U18 and U16 AAA club. Grant worked as Volunteer Assistant Coach for Clarkson University men’s team for 5 seasons and 2 seasons with Clarkson’s women’s team. Grant’s additional collegiate coaching experience include 1 season as the Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach at Neumann College, 1 season as the Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach at SUNY Potsdam, and 2 seasons as the Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach at SUNY Potsdam. Grant also coached youth hockey in his hometown of Potsdam, NY for 7 years, which included helping lead the Potsdam Icestorm U16 girls team to back-to-back State Championships (2013 & 2014) and finished 2nd at USA Nationals in 2013 and 3rd at the USA Nationals in 2014.
Grant left Potsdam, NY his senior year of high school and attended Northwood School (Lake Placid, NY) for 2 years. During his post-graduate year, Grant was voted by coaches and players as an Assistant Captain and was voted as MVP of the team. During his postgraduate year, Grant also travelled and played Jr. B for the Char-Lan Rebels (Williamstown, ON). Following that season, Grant played Jr. A for the Cornwall Colts (Cornwall, ON). Grant was recruited and lived his lifelong dream to play NCAA Division 1 for Clarkson University in his hometown. During the 1998-1999 season, Grant set the school record for most wins by a Freshman goaltender (25), won the ECAC regular season championship, and posted his career high of 46 saves in the team’s 3-2 win over arch rival St. Lawrence University in the ECAC Championship game in front of 8,469 fans in Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, NY. It was the second largest crowd for a hockey game in the arena trailing the USA vs Russia 1980 Olympic game. During his freshman season, Grant was voted Clarkson’s Rookie-of-the-Year and was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team.
Grant graduated from Clarkson University in 2002 with B.S. in Management Information Systems and a minor in Telecommunications. Grant is a certified Level 4 USA Hockey coach as well as a certified Level 1 USA Hockey referee.