Chris Larade 

Women's Hockey
2012 - Present

Hometown: Cheticamp, NS
Education: StFX Bachelor of Education, 2008

Chris returns for his 5th season as head coach at Saint Mary's University, having accumulated an overall regular season and playoff record of 44-31-8 during the last three seasons after taking over a 1-22-1 program. After a championship final loss in the 2012-2013 season, the team was twice ranked in the CIS top 10 polls in 2014-2015 and went onto a 16-6-2 regular season that year. In 2014-2015, the Huskies survived a slow start to finish on a 7-2-1 run leading into the playoffs.

Larade’s past experiences include 3 years as head coach of the Metro Boston Pizza Female Midget AAA program of the NSFMHL where the team captured three provincial and league titles, 2 Atlantic silver medals, and twice was named Coach of the Year. Larade was also an assistant coach for Team Nova Scotia at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, which were held in Halifax.

Prior to moving to Halifax, Chris served as assistant coach for the StFX X-Women's varsity program where the team captured an AUS title and two CIS national championship appearances. Chris has also been heavily involved with Hockey Nova Scotia's High Performance Program at the U18 and U16 levels, winning 5 Atlantic Challenge Cups.

Chris holds a High Performance 1 and Level 3 theory coaching certification and is a graduate of both the Human Kinetics and Education programs at St. Francis Xavier University.

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