Coach Zaniboni, a Plymouth, MA native , brings a depth of junior hockey understanding and coaching to the Seahawks, with over 18 years of coaching and 5 seasons of professional hockey experience.
He spent his high school hockey years at Catholic Memorial in West Roxbury, MA. As goaltender for the three time state championship team, he was voted team MVP both his junior and senior year.
Zaniboni entered juniors playing for both Tri-City and Sioux Falls in the United States Hockey League (USHL). He ended his career with the Soo Indians in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) after accepting a scholarship to play Division I hockey with Northern Michigan University. Here he earned the Peranni Cup for recieving the most game stars a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business.
Following college, Zaniboni went on to fulfill his dream of playing professional hockey in the East Coast (ECHL), Central (CHL), International (IHL) and Southern Professional Hockey Leagues. Prior to his retirement, he was awarded the team MVP and Goalie of the Year while winning his first professional championship with the Mississippi Surge.
As a head coach of successful junior hockey teams since 2011, Zaniboni has grown an extensive network of Junior, Major Junior and College Hockey contacts while simultaneously gaining a reputation for moving his players on to college hockey programs. He has been awarded coach of the year in both his 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons, as well as leading his former team to two consecutive league titles and two national tournaments. Zaniboni prides himself on mentoring and working extensively with players to help them progress both on and off the ice.