Bill Zaniboni has spent the last two seasons coaching the Bozeman Icedogs in the AWHL. It was just time to get a little closer to home, and John Schwarz presented the opportunity for us to do that with the Ducks." Said Zaniboni "The Ducks had a great first season and we are looking to build on that." "Bill was a person I have had great interest in. His reputation as a player development coach is well known, and his experience as a player and coach speaks volumes to the knowledge he can bring to our players." Said Schwarz.
Bill grew up in Plymouth, MA and played H.S. hockey for Catholic Memorial H.S. in West Roxbury winning 3 State Championships and voted MVP junior and Senior year. Playing Junior Hockey in the USHL and NAHL before accepting a scholarship to Northern Michigan University playing in the CCHA. At Northern Michigan University Bill was awarded the Peranni Cup his senior year for most game stars and winning community service awards his junior and senior year. Bill graduated with a B.S in Marketing. He played Pro Hockey in the ECHL, CHL, IHL,and SPHL. Ending his career with the Mississippi Surge where he was awarded team MVP and Goalie of the year while winning his first professional championship.
Bill started coaching when he was 16 years old for USA hockey. Bill owns his own goalie school and has taught some very special kids (Matt Skoff - Sioux City USHL), (Kent Simpson - drafted 2nd round Chicago BlackHawks) and (Kenny Rieter Univ. of Minn.- Duluth) to name a few. Bill was also a volunteer Asst. Coach for the Soo Eagles (NOJHL) for two seasons prior to becoming the head coach in Bozeman (AWHL). He has a Level 4 USA Hockey certification.