Air Force's Serratore gains new perspective through COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 10:56 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 11:55:08-04

USAFA — The last time we heard from Air Force men's hockey head coach Frank Serratore, his team was streaking.

The Falcons had won four out their last 5 games and where heading to RIT for their 2nd round playoff series.

Then COVID-19 happened.

"My life is a lot different that it has been in the past," said Serratore.

The past 4 months has been something the Air Force head coach had never experience before.

"I am such a creature of habit," explained Serratore. "I have been doing this for such a long time here at the Academy - for 22 years. My life is kind of like the movie Groundhog Day. Everyday is like the same day I had a year ago."

But during this time of civil unrest, with the virus and the Black Live Matter movement, the long time coach has gained new prescriptive on his life & coaching style.

"I think when we get back to some sort of normal, I will do a better job a budgeting time for my family and my friends and things that are very important in addition to my job," explained Serratore.

As for next season, it is a lot of wait and see.

"Are we going to have a full schedule? Are we going to have non conference game? I have been kind of sitting on my hands."

But the Minnesota native is hopeful he will be back on the ice next year.

"There is way more questions than answers. And I think we are close to getting a lot more of those answers from the NCAA, the different states and the country when they figure out the fall sports situation."