Red Gendron
Red Gendron
Title: Associate Head Coach
Email: dennis.gendron@yale.edu

 

Dennis "Red" Gendron completed his second season at Yale with his second national championship as a coach. Helped Maine win the 1993 title as an assistant before serving as associate head coach of the 2013 Frozen Four Champions.

He joined the staff after six seasons as an assistant at the University of Massachusetts (Hockey East).

Gendron, a three-time hockey captain and 1979 graduate of New England College (Henniker, N.H.), spent the last 23 years coaching the sport. Eleven of those seasons were with the New Jersey Devils' organization as a scout and assistant coach, including Stanley Cup Championships in 1995, 2000 and 2003. Part of his duty with the Devils included serving as head coach of the AHL affiliate in Albany for the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons.

Gendron was in Orono, Maine, with the Black Bears from 1990 to 1993 before moving into pro hockey. 

He has also been an assistant coach during the 1993, 2001 and 2002 World Junior Championships for Team USA and also worked with several U.S. Select-16 and 17 teams. His resume also includes coaching hockey, baseball and football while teaching history at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, Vt.

Gendron, who is fluent in French, earned a BA in secondary education from New England College and a master's in educational administration from Maine in 1993. He also played baseball at NEC.

Gendron, a former Indiana Ice (USHL) head coach and GM (2004-05), and his wife, Janet, have two daughters, Katelyn and Allison.