Enrico Blasi

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Enrico Blasi
Current position
TitleHead Coach
TeamSt. Thomas
Record14–55–3 (.215)
Biographical details
Born (1972-02-16) February 16, 1972 (age 51)
Weston, Ontario Canada
Alma materMiami University
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995–1999Denver (asst.)
2021–presentSt. Thomas
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2020–2021Providence (Assoc. AD)
Head coaching record
Overall412–366–79 (.527)
Tournaments8–10 (.444)
Accomplishments and honors
2006 CCHA regular season champion
2010 CCHA regular season champion
2011 Mason Cup
2013 CCHA regular season champion
2015 NCHC Tournament champion
2001 CCHA Coach of the Year
2004 CCHA Coach of the Year
2006 CCHA Coach of the Year
2006 Spencer Penrose Award
2010 CCHA Coach of the Year
2013 CCHA Coach of the Year

Enrico Blasi (born February 16, 1972) is an American hockey coach, former player and athletics administrator who currently serves as head coach at the University of St. Thomas.[1] Blasi was previously the head coach for the Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey team, a position he occupied from 1999 until his firing in 2019.

Life and career[edit]

Blasi is a native of Weston, Ontario. He is an alumnus of Miami University and played for the hockey team from 1990–94, playing on Miami's CCHA championship team in 1992–93 and captaining the 1993–94 team.[2] He came to Miami after working four years—three as an assistant and one as a graduate assistant—under his former Miami coach George Gwozdecky, who moved to the University of Denver in 1994.[2] Blasi became head coach of his alma mater in 1999 and, at the time, was the youngest head coach in Division I college hockey. He received the Spencer Penrose Award in 2006 and won four CCHA Coach of the Year Awards in 2000–01, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2009–10.[3][4] Blasi got his 300th win on January 25, 2013 during a 2–1 victory over CCHA rival Bowling Green.[5]

Blasi is a member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports. After serving one year as an associate athletic director for men's and women's hockey, at Providence College of Hockey East, Blasi was named the head men's hockey coach at St. Thomas on April 2, 2021 and will guide the school into the Division I era as a member of CCHA.[1][6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Miami RedHawks (CCHA) (1999–2013)
1999–00 Miami 13–20–3 10–15–3 t-9th CCHA first round
2000–01 Miami 20–16–2 17–10–1 t-2nd CCHA first round
2001–02 Miami 12–22–2 9–17–2 10th CCHA first round
2002–03 Miami 21–17–3 13–12–3 t-5th CCHA first round
2003–04 Miami 23–14–4 17–8–3 2nd NCAA West Regional semifinal
2004–05 Miami 15–18–5 11–13–4 7th CCHA first round
2005–06 Miami 26–9–4 20–6–2 1st NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal
2006–07 Miami 24–14–4 16–8–4 3rd NCAA Northeast Regional Final
2007–08 Miami 33–8–1 21–6–1 2nd NCAA Northeast Regional Final
2008–09 Miami 23–13–5 17–7–4–2 t-2nd NCAA runner-up
2009–10 Miami 29–8–7 21–2–5–2 1st NCAA Frozen Four
2010–11 Miami 23–10–6 16–7–5–2 3rd NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal
2011–12 Miami 24–15–2 15–11–2–1 4th NCAA East Regional semifinals
2012–13 Miami 25–12–5 17–7–4–4 1st NCAA Midwest Regional finals
Miami: 311–196–53 222–129–43
Miami RedHawks (NCHC) (2013–2019)
2013–14 Miami 15–20–3 6–17–1–1 8th NCHC runner-up
2014–15 Miami 25–14–1 14–9–1–1 2nd NCAA East Regional semifinals
2015–16 Miami 15–18–3 9–13–2–2 5th NCHC first round
2016–17 Miami 9–20–7 5–14–5–3 7th NCHC first round
2017–18 Miami 12–20–5 6–14–4–2 8th NCHC quarterfinals
2018–19 Miami 11–23–4 5–17–2–1 T–7th NCHC quarterfinals
Miami: 87–115–23 45–84–15
St. Thomas Tommies (CCHA) (2021–present)
2021–22 St. Thomas 3–32–1 3–22–1 8th CCHA Quarterfinal
2022–23 St. Thomas 11–23–2 10–14–2 7th CCHA Quarterfinal
St. Thomas: 14–55–3 13–36–3
Total: 412–366–79

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ a b "Rico Blasi hired to lead St. Thomas men's hockey into Division I era". University of St. Thomas Athletics.
  2. ^ a b "Enrico Blasi Profile". Miami University. 2004. Retrieved August 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "Enrico Blasi of Miami University is AHCA Men's Division I Coach of the Year". American Hockey Coaches Association. April 11, 2006. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ "CCHA Coach of the Year". CCHA. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  5. ^ "Blasi becomes member of the 300 club". The Miami Student. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  6. ^ "Staff and Board". You Can Play Project. Retrieved June 22, 2012.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by CCHA Coach of the Year
Succeeded by
Preceded by Spencer Penrose Award
Succeeded by