Chris Gragnano grew up playing hockey in Hazlet, New Jersey. He played high school at Christian Brothers Academy, where in his senior year he was named team captain. That year he was also named to the All-County and All-State teams. Upon graduation he went to Providence College. After some time with the Friars he went on to Vermont where he joined the Green Mountain Glades of the EJHL.
Upon graduation Chris moved to Connecticut and began his coaching career. Since 2007 he has coached many nationally ranked youth teams, has won Regional championships and has had several teams qualify for USA Hockey National Championships.
In 2012 Gragnano became an assistant coach for the CT Oilers (EJHL and EHL) and served as the organizations' Director of Hockey Operations. He has a great working knowledge of the Junior Hockey landscape and has countless connections.
Beginning in 2015, Chris was hired as an assistant coach at the Gunnery and in his time there they have won an Elite 8 New England Championship ('16), the Watkins Tournament ('16) and the Avon Christmas Classic ('17).
Chris has been a skills instructor in the area over the last 10 years and is the owner of Total Hockey Development. Throughout the year Chris trains many high level players from prep schools, junior programs and colleges as well as professionals that play in Europe, ECHL, AHL and the NHL.
With an outstanding background as a player and 10 years of teaching experience, Chris Gragnano brings both his passion and his expertise to the ice, helping you believe & achieve!