Josh Siembida, who served as a volunteer goalie coach for Yale the last three seasons, was named a full-time assistant on July 6, 2015.
Siembida helped Jeff Malcolm ’13 become one of the most successful goalies in the history of Yale hockey during his first season as a volunteer coach at Yale in 2012-13. That work enabled Yale to win the 2013 national championship and get Malcolm All-Frozen Four honors.
In 2014-15, Siembida mentored Alex Lyon on the way to winning the Ken Dryden Award for the ECAC's top goalie. Lyon was also a finalist for the Mike Richter Award after leading the nation in goals against, save percentage and shutouts, all school records.
The Timmins, Ontario, native played for the USHL Waterloo Blackhawks before going to the University of North Dakota (2001-03) and then Quinnipiac University (2004-06), where he played goalie for both schools.
He began his coaching career after graduating from Quinnipiac in 2006. Siembida, who resides in Hamden, was also coaching Connecticut Yankees AAA teams, while helping develop numerous prep, college and pro players.