Chris Cosentino
Development Coach

Chris Cosentino

Chris Cosentino is currently in his 1st season as Director of Scouting for the Fayetteville Marksmen.

Cosentino was born and raised in New York City and currently resides in Waxhaw, NC.

Cosentino spent 10 years as the Head Coach of the New York University hockey team where he led the program to two ACHA National Championship titles and was named ACHA Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2017. Under Cosentino‘s leadership, the program also excelled off the ice receiving the prestigious NYU President’s Service Award for outstanding community service efforts five times as well as multiple academic awards at both the national and regional levels.

In January of 2013, Cosentino was hired by the New York Rangers to design and lead a three-day on-ice training camp before the start of the lockout-shortened NHL season. Under the guidance of Head Coach John Tortorella and Assistant Coach Mike Sullivan, the experience garnered national media attention.

Before NYU, Cosentino spent six seasons coaching in the prestigious New York Apple Core Junior Program where he guided more than 200 players to top collegiate and professional hockey. Cosentino served his final two seasons at Apple Core as the Head Coach of Apple Core’s Junior ‘A’ team which competed in the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL). In 2010 he was named to the EJHL All-Star team coaching staff and guided nineteen players on to top collegiate hockey. Before coaching Junior ‘A’ hockey, he served three seasons as Head Coach of the Apple Core Junior ‘B’ team of the Empire Junior Hockey League where in 2008 he was selected to the Empire League All-Star team coaching staff. In 2007 and 2006, he served as Head Coach of the Empire League All-Star Selects which competed in Chicago and Minnesota.Throughout his coaching career, Chris has served as a coach and an evaluator at the USA Hockey New York District Festival Camp. In 2004, he served as an assistant coach for Team New York City at the Empire State Games where he helped lead the team to its first shut-out win in team history.His playing career was hindered by several injuries, including two major knee operations. He played his collegiate hockey at both the Division 1 (Iona College) and Division 3 (SUNY-Geneseo) levels. He suited up for Apple Core’s Junior ‘A’ team for four seasons between 1998-2001 and was a member of the St. Mary’s High School New York State Championship team in 2000. He was a two-time member of Team New York at the USA Hockey Festivals and won the Silver Medal at the Select 16 Festival. Chris was selected in all three years of his eligibility to represent Team New York City at the Empire State Games; in his first year, he was a key contributor to the first win in team history and was the team’s leading scorer in his final year.


  • Fayetteville Marksmen
  • NYU Hockey
  • New York Rangers
  • New York Apple Core