Scarpace Hired as Director of Player Development
Sept. 2, 2014

L.J. Scarpace

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan ice hockey head coach Red Berenson announced the hiring of L.J. Scarpace as Director of Player Development, a newly created position.

"We are pleased that L.J. will continue in this newly created role within our hockey program," Berenson said. "His knowledge of Michigan as a former student-athlete and his decade of experience on our staff as video coordinator make him an ideal candidate for this position."

Scarpace has served as the team's video coordinator since 2004 and will now add responsibilities related to the overall development of student-athletes involved within the program.

"I am extremely excited about this newly created position and would like to thank Mr. Brandon and Coach Berenson for giving me this outstanding opportunity," Scarpace said. "It will be my honor to help our team reach its measurable goals of graduating student-athletes and winning championships. I look forward to using the experience I've gained as a student-athlete and video coordinator here at this great university to enhance our program."

A native of Dearborn, Mich., Scarpace began his collegiate hockey career in 1996 as a goalie at Western Michigan University. Following the 1997-98 season, Scarpace transferred to the University of Michigan. At Michigan, Scarpace went on to earn two varsity letters while compiling a career record of 6-2-0 along with a 1.94 GAA and a .910 save percentage. He earned CCHA Rookie of the Week honors during the 1999-2000 season and helped the Wolverines win a CCHA championship in 2000 and reach the Frozen Four in 2001.

Following graduation in 2001, Scarpace played in the ECHL with the Dayton Bombers and Cincinnati Cyclones before returning to Michigan. In his role as video coordinator, Scarpace managed the team's video and statistical systems and assisted in the development of on-ice instruction at the Red Berenson Hockey Camp.

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