Paul Colontino leaves RMU for Bishop Kearney Selects Academy roles


Paul Colontino accepted two roles within the Bishop Kearney High School organization. Photo Credit: Nathan Breisinger/Colonial Sports Network

Owen Krepps

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y.– As days go by, the potential return of RMU hockey continues to look grimmer. Today, former RMU women’s hockey head coach Paul Colontino has been named the Vice President of Hockey Administration at Bishop Kearney Selects as well as the U-19 Girls Head Coach.

BK Selects is a private Roman Catholic high school located in Irondequoit, New York. The school has both a men’s and women’s program which is split up into different age brackets. The men’s program Director of Player Development is former NHLer Ryan Callahan.

“I am very excited to join the BK staff and Family! The vision and commitment that Bishop Kearney has for its student-athletes and hockey program is nothing short of first-class. I look forward to being a part of such a special place and assisting in the continued growth and development of both people in it and the Academy itself,” Colontino said in a statement to Bishop Kearney Athletics.

Colontino ends his ten-year (2011-2021) tenure with RMU women’s hockey with a 183-142-41 record. He has hands down been the most successful coach the organization has ever had. In his tenure, Colontino won three CHA Playoffs and regular-season championships, made it to the NCAA Tournament three times, and has helped develop an abundance of professional hockey players.

With more days going by it looks like things are heading for the worst for the #SaveRMUHockey movement. July 31 was slated to be the fundraiser deadline for RMU and the Pittsburgh College Hockey Foundation but was extended until further notice.