Spartans Announce New Hockey Head Coach

De Smet Jesuit High School announces Anthony Cappelletti as the New Varsity Hockey Head Coach

The De Smet Jesuit Athletic Department and De Smet Jesuit Hockey Board announce the appointment of Anthony Cappelletti as Head Varsity Ice Hockey Coach.

Coach Cappelletti is a Sudbury, Ontario, Canada native with extensive experience at the professional, college, club, and high school levels.

Coach Cappelletti started his own business in 2006 as a professional hockey instructor and currently works with players of all ages and all skill levels of hockey in the St. Louis area.

Career highlights include:

Professional Hockey Player from 1999-2004 (AHL, ECHL, UHL)

University of Massachusetts Lowell– NCAA Division 1 – Scholarship Player and Team Captain

St. Louis AAA Blues Tier 1 Hockey - 8 Seasons as Head Coach (11U, 12U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 18U)

St. Louis AAA Blues Tier 1 Hockey – 7 Seasons as Assistant Coach (18U) • Chesterfield Hockey Association – 2 Seasons as Assistant Coach – (18U) Central States

Lafayette High School – 6 Seasons as Assistant Coach – 2018/2019 Wickenheiser Cup Champions, 2019/2020 Challenge Cup Semi-Finalist, 2020/2021 Challenge Cup Semi-Finalist, 2021/2022 Wickenheiser Cup Finalist, 2022/2023 Wickenheiser Cup Finalist

Coach Cappelletti plans to build upon the success and the storied tradition of the De Smet Jesuit Hockey Program. While his primary focus is to drive success on the ice, he will align with the De Smet mission and values of developing our student-athletes into becoming men for others both off the ice and within our communities. “I’m very excited about this opportunity to lead the De Smet Jesuit Hockey Program. I’ve always had great respect for the De Smet Jesuit program,” Coach Cappelletti said. “Even when we competed at the high school level, we knew it would be very competitive. Still, we also knew the De Smet Jesuit players and coaching staff would conduct themselves with class and professionalism. I plan to uphold that standard as I focus on putting the best possible product on the ice for years to come.”

Please join us in congratulating Coach Cappelletti. We look forward to partnering with him and his staff to deliver a world-class hockey experience for our players, parents, and the De Smet Jesuit community.