Chris Luongo

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Chris Luongo
Born (1967-03-17) March 17, 1967 (age 50)
Detroit, MI, USA[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Ottawa Senators
New York Islanders
National team  United States
NHL Draft 92nd overall, 1985
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1989–2004
Chris Luongo
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2006–2008 Wayne State (assistant)
2008–2010 Alabama-Huntsville (assistant)
2010–2012 Alabama-Huntsville
Head coaching record
Overall 6–54–3 (.119)

Christopher John Luongo (born March 17, 1967) is an American ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. Luongo played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, and New York Islanders. Luongo was born in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in Fraser, Michigan.


Playing career[edit]

Luongo was a stay-at-home defenseman who played in 218 games in his NHL career, scoring 8 goals and 23 assists for 31 points and collecting 176 penalty minutes. Drafted by his hometown Red Wings in 1985, he then accepted a scholarship to Michigan State where he enjoyed a four-year career with the Spartans, earning the team's "Dr. John Downs Outstanding Defensive Player Award" in 1988 and 1989. He spent 1989 to 1992 in the Red Wings organization before signing with the Ottawa Senators as a free agent. After one season in Ottawa, he was traded to the New York Islanders, where he finished his NHL career in 1996.

Luongo was also a member of the U.S. squad at the 1996, 1997, and 2000 World Championships.

From 1997 to 2004, he played in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga, playing for EV Landshut, Munich Barons, Nuremberg Ice Tigers and the Krefeld Pinguine.


Luongo spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Wayne State Warriors. In September 2008 he joined the UAH Chargers as an assistant coach under head coach Danton Cole, who was a teammate of Luongo's at Michigan State. In 2010, he was named head coach of the Chargers,[2] and coached the team for two seasons.


Luongo currently resides in Novi, Michigan, with his wife, Cheryl, and their two sons, Anthony and Christopher. Chris also has a dog named Tyson Luongo.

College Head Coaching record[3][edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Alabama-Huntsville Chargers (Division I Independent) (2010–11–2011–12)
2010–11 Alabama-Huntsville 4–26–2
2011–12 Alabama-Huntsville 2–28–1
Alabama-Huntsville: 6–54–3
Total: 6–54–3

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1987 [4]
All-CCHA Second Team 1988–89 [5]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Jamie Gilliam (July 9, 2010). "Luongo named head hockey coach". UAH Chargers Ice Hockey. The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Alabama-Huntsville Chargers Hockey Year-by-Year". Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  5. ^ "CCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

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