Large in Charge

July 10, 2017


Buffalo, NY - Trevor Large became the seventh head coach in Canisius hockey history in May. Large looks to fill the skates of his predecessor Dave Smith who accepted the head coaching position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

“I am very excited to be the next head coach here at Canisius and I cannot wait to get started. It is a great day to be a Griff,” said Large at his introductory press conference.

Large was an assistant coach under Smith for the last three seasons.  He held the same position at Army West Point from 2008-14 and at American International College (AIC) from 2006-08.

“During his time with our program, Trevor has shown all the qualities to be a successful Division I head coach,” Canisius Director of Athletics Bill Maher said. “He has a proven track record of recruiting and coaching student-athletes who are successful both on the ice and in the classroom.

Large played hockey at Ferris State University in Big Rapids., Mich., and earned his bachelor’s degree in computer information systems in 2004. He helped the Bulldogs capture the 2003 CCHA regular-season championship and first NCAA Tournament appearance. While coaching at AIC, Large also earned his MBA.