Ron Rolston (born October 14, 1966 in Fenton, Michigan) is an American ice hockey coach and interim head coach of the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL.


Rolston played 3 years with Michigan Technological University, scoring 32 goals and 68 points in 110 games.

Rolston has served as an assistant coach for Lake Superior State University, Clarkson University, Harvard University, and Boston College.

He was previous head coach of the Under-18 team at the USA Hockey National Team Development Program. Rolston has been a Head Coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program for seven seasons. Perhaps the most decorated coach in NTDP history, Rolston-led teams have never missed the championship game in either of the major NTDP tournaments, the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-18 Championship. In the 4 IIHF U-18 Championships that he his teams have competed in, they have brought home 3 golds and a silver medal.

In June 2008, he was named head coach of the American team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He has also coached the American team at multiple IIHF World U18 Championships.

In July 2011, he was hired by the Buffalo Sabres to be the head coach of their affiliate team, the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League .[1]


He is the older brother of Brian Rolston.

He and his wife, Shannon, have two children - Maeve and Ronan.

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  1. Ron Rolston named Rocherster Amerks Head Coach Democrat and Chronicle, July 27, 2011. Retrieved July 2011

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