Vinnie has an extensive and diverse coaching past including both domestic and international. In 2003, Vinnie started coaching travel hockey on Long Island and has had the opportunity to coach at every age and level with multiple organizations. Vinnie Mannetta has also served as an evaluator on Long Island for USA Hockey’s Player Development Select Camps, the first step toward the USA National teams.
Vinnie is not only an accomplished coach, but his playing credentials are equally impressive. A product of Long Island travel hockey, Vinnie went on to play hockey at the college level. He attended Iona College and played for the Gaels from 1992-1996, captaining the team his final two seasons. He was an ECAC Conference All-Star selection during his senior season and also received College Athlete of the Month honors that year.
At the semi-pro level, Vinnie had 2 brief stints as a member of Nashville Nighthawks of the Central Hockey League during the ’96-’97 season and suited up as a power forward for the Idaho Steelhounds of the WCHL in ’97-’98. Following his years in the US, Vinnie skated professionally in Milano, Italy during the ’98-‘99 season.