McQuaid Jesuit has announced the hiring of Jeffrey Lovier as its new varsity hockey coach. Lovier takes over for Al Vyverberg who retired following the 2016-17 season.
A Fairport native, Lovier spent two years playing varsity hockey for the Red Raiders before joining the Rochester Jr. B Americans and then the Syracuse Jr. A Crunch (OPJHL). He went on to play college hockey at Division III SUNY Cortland where he graduated with both his B.S. and M.S. in Education.
Lovier has spent the past 12 years coaching at both the youth and high school levels. He is familiar with McQuaid Jesuit’s program having served as a Fairport assistant coach since 2013 as well as the program’s J.V. coaching coordinator.
“The McQuaid Jesuit hockey program has a strong history of passionate, dedicated coaches who not only teach the sport but instill the values the school expects from our young men.” McQuaid Jesuit Athletic Director Matt Thomas, said. “We are confident that Jeff will do the same for our current and future Knights and are excited about what he brings to our program.”
Lovier is a physical education teacher at Brooks Hill Elementary School in Fairport.
Vyverberg coached McQuaid Jesuit for 30 seasons. He retires as Section V’s all-time winningest coach, guiding the Knights to 411 Victories, six Sectional titles, and two state championships.
McQuaid Jesuit is a Catholic, Jesuit, college-preparatory school that inspires young men to realize their God-given gifts through the pursuit of excellence in all things, service to others, and a life-long commitment to justice.