Manager, Coaching Education Program
Caruso, a native of Roswell, Georgia, joined USA Hockey in July 2019 after spending the previous two seasons as a goaltending consultant for The Ohio State University men’s ice hockey program where he was part of a coaching staff that helped lead the Buckeyes to the 2019 Big Ten regular-season title and also to a spot in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four.
Caruso, who since 2016 has been the goaltending development coordinator for USA Hockey’s Mid-American District, played goal for Ohio State from 2002-06 and is the school’s all-time leader in career goals against average at 2.07.
He went on to a six-year professional career in the Atlanta Thrashers and New Jersey Devils organizations, playing in the AHL and ECHL. He also spent two years as the goalie coach for the Albany Devils, then the AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils.