By: Staff

The Gators are excited to announce the hiring of their new Head Coach, Frank Pasquale, who will begin his role with the D2 team for the 2023-24 season.

“I am extremely thrilled and honored to be the Florida Gators coach for the upcoming season.  Previous Coach Mike Marcinkiewicz played a large role in helping elevate the club during his eight seasons, and my coaching staff and I look forward to continuing the upward trajectory”, said Pasquale.  “With a talented core of returning players and some very accomplished new players coming to Gainesville, the future looks bright for us.”

Pasquale is a USA Hockey Level 5 coach and has more than 20 years of experience coaching on Long Island, NY, at the 14/16/18U AAA levels, as well as Junior Hockey.  He has helped develop and move players to the USHL, DI college, ECHL, AHL and NHL.

Joining him on the bench will be assistant coaches Frank Cervasio and Mike Parimucha, both of whom possess a wealth of playing experience in the Northeast at the junior, prep school, and collegiate ranks.  “We feel confident about the skill set our coaching staff brings to the Gators, and Frank and Mike will be integral parts of our organization,” said Pasquale.  “We plan to not only help the players in the areas of skill development and team play, but to create a culture that will attract high-level players and quality individuals to our program for years to come.”


  1. Having known Frank in his years on Long Island off the ice, I can’t think of a better person to lead young men to succeed in hockey and in life. Wayne Barr

  2. UF Gators deserved a USA Hockey Level 5 Coach … Frank will lead and drive these young men to reach new heights. With that gene pool of talents between coaches and players … it’s a win-win for the Gators.

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