Mike Warde is in his second stint as a member of the Army hockey program. Warde, who spent four seasons at Army before working in the healthcare sales industry and at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, rejoined the hockey staff in 2011.
Warde returned to the U.S. Military Academy and reunited with Brian Riley. Both Warde and Brian Riley served as assistant coaches under Rob Riley.
Warde was the top assistant for Alabama-Huntsville in 2010-11 and served as the recruiting coordinator, coached the defenseman and was involved in all facets of the Chargers program.
At Army, Warde, a relentless recruiter, plays a major role in the Black Knights' recruiting efforts and video analysis while working with the team on and off the ice.
A native of Rockport, Mass., Warde is a 1993 graduate of Iona College where he played forward and served as a co-captain his senior year when he received the "Pride, Hustle and Desire" award. He began his coaching career at Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y., before coaching the Alaska All-Stars Midget Program and at Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. His collegiate career got underway at his alma mater before accepting the position at the United States Military Academy in 1999. Warde is also involved with USA Hockey Select 15, 16 and 17 Development camps.
Warde and his wife, Angela as well as son Brayden (7) reside in Washingtonville, N.Y.