From Bishop McCort Catholic High School
The Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers have named Art McQuillan as the third head
hockey coach in school history.
“Bishop McCort Catholic High School is very pleased to have Mr. McQuillan become a
part of the McCort team,” said McCort Principal and CAO Tom Smith. “Any way that you want to measure the performance of a hockey team, his have been extremely successful. This is the right coach for Crusher Hockey at this time.”
McQuillan’s longtime Assistant Coach Don Lamison will join him along with Bishop
McCort Hockey Alumni Fred Hicks and present Crusher Coaches Mike Hudec and Kevin
“I’m honored to be selected as the person best suited to lead this program.” said
McQuillan. “You just never know what turns life may take. This opportunity presents a new challenge with new people in a new environment. We are excited to get started. October can’t come soon enough.”
Over 30 prior seasons as the Head Coach at Westmont Hilltop, McQuillan teams
qualified for the Penguin Cup State Playoffs 28 times. McQuillan brings an overall record of 559-324-54 to his inaugural season behind the McCort bench. In 30 seasons, McQuillan’s teams posted winning records in 27 of those seasons.
Interestingly, McQuillan has a unique tie to McCort hockey history. Galen Head, the
first coach in Bishop McCort program history, was McQuillan’s travel team coach during his high school years. “Long before high school hockey even existed, Galen was our coach. He was Mr. Hockey in Johnstown and taught us a lot. What I learned from Galen was more than X’s and O’s. He was invested in trying to help young people have success on and off the ice. That’s a legacy we aim to carry on.”
Bishop McCort Catholic High School Hockey comes off a successful 2021-22 season under, now retired, coach John Bradley winning the Laurel Mountain Hockey League Championship.
Mr. Bradley is supportive saying “Coach McQuillan is an experienced leader that will
continue the tradition of success here at Bishop McCort.