Raleigh, NC - The Club Hockey team at North Carolina State University today has announced that Eric Mura has been hired as an Assistant Coach, effective at the start of the 2020-2021 season. He fills the void left by Tim Healy, who was promoted to the role of Head Coach earlier this offseason, and rounds out the coaching staff for this upcoming season along with Alex Rossetto, who continues serving as the Goaltending Coach.
In a statement from Head Coach Tim Healy, “He really impressed me as a potential future coach during this past season where he attended every home game and would give me his observations on the d-zone between periods. He has a sharp attention to detail and passion for the game.”
Mura started his college career playing for the UNC-Charlotte 49ers Ice Hockey Club from 2013 through 2016, at which point he joined the Icepack as a graduate transfer in 2017. After joining the team for the playoff run that year, he played an instrumental role during the 2018-2019 season on the team's blue line, amassing 3 goals and 13 assists for 16 total points. He was also named the 2019 ACCHL Tournament MVP after the team defeated the University of Virginia 4-2 to win the Championship.
He will be responsible for the defensive end of the bench and the penalty kill for this upcoming season.
“Eric has a great aptitude for the game,” stated team President Ian O’Rourke, “he’s very detail oriented, has prior familiarity with the team, and will help us continue to develop the culture that we are looking to build here at NC State.”
A 2019 Master’s Graduate of NC State in Architecture, he now works as a designer as he works towards becoming an architect. He coaches youth hockey with the Junior Hurricanes in his spare time, and resides in Cary, N.C.
The Icepack are members of the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League and play in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. The Icepack are an independent club hockey team at NC State and a registered 501 c3 non-Profit.