Currently, a graduate assistant coach and head of player development at the University of Massachusetts under Greg Carvel where he is receiving a Master of Science in Sports Management. Marcou is also the east coast director of player development at Prodigy Hockey (prodigy-hockey.com).
A 2015 graduate of the Isenberg School of Management, was UMass’ sixth All-American following his sophomore season. The first ever player at Umass to lead Hockey East in scoring. Two-time All hockey east team member and New England All Star, accumulated 130 points in 111 games. Played on several USA hockey National teams throughout his career.
Forgoing his senior year, Marcou signed a free agent contract with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. He played for two and a half seasons before medically retiring. He served on the varsity boys’ hockey staff for Milton Academy during the 2015-16 season were the team was an elite 8 finalist.
After graduating high school, I went to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to play college hockey in 2000. A few days after my last college game, a heartbreaking 2:1 triple overtime loss to Maine in the 2004 Hockey East Final, my childhood dream of playing in the NHL came true.
On March 23rd, 2004 I signed with the New York Rangers and became the first Austria born defensemen to play in the NHL. Over the next 14 years I played 118 games with the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, over 250 games in the AHL and over 500 games as a professional in Switzerland, Sweden and Austria.
During that time I was fortunate to represent my native country at two Olympic Games (Salt Lake City, USA 2002; Sochi, Russia 2014) and six World Championships (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2013).
Other accomplishments that I am very proud of include: B.A. Sports Management University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2004, Hockey East All Star (2003, 2004), Hobey Baker Finalist (2004), InsideCollegeHockey.com National Defenseman of the Year (2004), First Team All-American (2004), AHL Second Team All-Star (2006), AHL All Star Game (2006) and UMASS Athletics Hall of Fame (2014).